Radiology & Imaging

Online gaming addiction in men affects brain's impulse control

Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found differences in the brains of men and women who are addicted to online gaming, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of ...

Addiction

Recognize and treat Internet addiction

(Medical Xpress)—Do you stay up late into the night using the Internet? Are you grumpy or anxious when you cannot log on? Do you feel the need to use the Internet more and more to feel satisfied? Do you stay online longer ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video game addiction needs standard definition

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Adelaide say treatment for people affected by video game "addiction" would be improved if a standard definition of the problem were adopted by psychologists.

Oncology & Cancer

Internet use can reduce fatalistic view of cancer

Many Americans have fatalistic views on cancer prevention—they believe that getting cancer is a matter of luck or fate. Recent research, published in the Journal of Communication, found that people who use the internet ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autistic tendencies linked to compulsive Internet use

The more autistic tendencies a person exhibits the greater the chance that he or she uses the Internet in a compulsive manner. NWO researcher Catrin Finkenauer from VU University Amsterdam has demonstrated this relationship ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you addicted to the internet?

People worried about the amount of time they spend online are invited to take part in a study about internet addiction.

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Internaut

Internaut is a common term for a designer, operator, or technically capable professional user of the Internet. Beginning with participants in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), it gradually expanded to members of the Internet Society (ISoc) and the larger community.

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