Psychology & Psychiatry

Violent video games found not to affect empathy

The link between playing violent video games and antisocial behavior, such as increased aggression and decreased empathy, is hotly debated. Researchers in Germany used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on long-term ...

Neuroscience

Going for a run could improve cramming for exams

Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study published in Cognitive Systems Research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Limit kids' exposure to media violence, pediatricians say

(HealthDay)—Media violence has become a routine part of the daily lives of American children, and parents, lawmakers and the media should take steps to change that, a leading pediatricians' group recommends.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video gamers are sexy, or at least they think they are

There's abundant research – and controversy – on the effects of playing violent video games. But, strangely, there's precious little looking at why people choose to play violent games at all.

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