Health

Do video games drive obesity?

A chubby teen lolling on the sofa for hours on end, the game controller in one hand, a bag of crisps at his side and a bottle of coke on the coffee table. This is the mental picture many people have of the typical gamer. ...

Neuroscience

When there's an audience, people's performance improves

Often, people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist found the opposite: being watched makes people do better.

Psychology & Psychiatry

One hour of video gaming can increase the brain's ability to focus

Researchers have demonstrated that just one hour spent playing video games has an effect on the brain. The research team found changes in brain activity and increased performance on tests of visual selective activity in subjects ...

Health

Exergaming: workouts that work for all ages

(HealthDay)—"Exergaming"—playing video games that get you off the sofa and into the action—has positive fitness benefits that span the generations.

Neuroscience

Gamers have an advantage in learning: study

Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity ...

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