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Recent studies have shown that video games might actually be good for your brain, leading to increases in grey matter in regions involved in co-ordination, decision making and memory.
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Visual stimulation provided by computer game can reduce cravings for food, cigarettes and alcohol, psychologists say
A band of renegade therapists has been treating patients with something a bit unorthodox: superheroes. Just think of them as the Justice League of comic book treatment.
Women’s health is the next frontier for a team of medical researchers at Yale who believe video games can be powerful tools in the fight against HIV and other serious diseases.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day... a couple of links relating to graphic novels about the Civil Rights movement.
Interesting approach to learning
Scientists and engineers in Europe are embarking on a quest to see if they can change the way young people at risk for becoming obese eat. Key to this will be developing unobtrusive technology that monitors how quickly or slowly a person is eating and guides them toward a healthier pace.
Google [x] is now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears to help monitor diabetes.
I am excited to see these new technology innovations!
Robotic exoskeletons are a staple of sci-fi, pointing to a future where technology can overcome serious injury and bestow superhuman powers on people. But that future is here today for Paul Thacker, who uses an exoskeleton about once a month to stand up and walk around — no small feat, considering he's paralyzed from the chest down.
Interesting view on where rehabilitation science is taking us.
So does art mimic society or vice versa? From Star Trek's 'communicator' to Elysium's exo-sleleton, sci-fi seems to predict the way actual technology develops....
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Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs partnered with Pfizer to conduct a study of Akili’s iOS-based game, Project Evo, in the hopes of using the game to detect indications of Alzheimer’s in healthy individuals.
Very interesting use case being developed here, see for yourself
A massive study of some 11,000 youngsters in Britain has found that playing video games, even as early as five years old, does not lead to later behavior problems.
Time for a deep sigh of relief, parents.
Three games for target audiences in India and Africa on non-smart, low-end, widely-available mobile handsets blending social impact content with compelling gameplay.
DO you love playing video games, but always felt far too guilty doing so? Then forget what your mum has always told you because jumping on the console can actually improve your reactions, memory and social skills.
Very Interesting take on Video Games
Game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used an Oculus Rift dev kit to help her grandmother experience the outside world before passing away.
Most parents prefer that their children pick up a book rather than a game controller. But for kids with dyslexia, action video games may be just what the doctor ordered.
I have noticed that many of the Dyslexia students on our campus are more of strategic gamers than most other students. I think I will consider more console options in the classroom. Their attention to detail in some games are phenomenal.
"What would fictional worlds look like if the women were just as likely to get super powers as men? And what if there really are a lot more women in these fictional worlds but they aren't speaking up? What if they all stepped forward? "
Researchers from Columbia University have now showed us that a video game can help increase stroke awareness in young children.
"There are days where I can’t move my arms or hands too much without risking serious problems. It stops me from painting, drawing, or using polymer clay. But I can still log into Second Life..."
When the game can help yourself ...
Dance games can help you burn off calories, lose unwanted weight, tone your muscles and teach you some sweet moves to bust out at the next wedding you're invited to. According to a study published in Neurology and Urodynamics, they can also help women with urinary incontinence. Slap that on the next Just Dance game, Ubisoft.
How video games helped one teenager beat cancer and form his bridge back to normalcy.
Videogames are awesome, end of story.
Yeah, but just leap into the first multiplayer Mario platformer set in a 3D world! Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad—each with their own special skills—in the all-new Sprixie Kingdom. At http://s.shr.lc/19obdCc
A new game offers hope for people who can only see in 2D.
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
Awesome use case for helping the blind, How cool is that?
Boys need to know that women can be strong, intelligent and influential. They need to know that it's okay for women to be all of those things. That it's okay for them to be stronger, smarter, and more powerful than men from time to time. They need to be able to picture their mothers in these roles, their sisters in these roles, and their future wives and daughters in these roles.
I agree, although all female superheroes don't need a costume quite like this one to be powerful and intelligent.
A cross-cultural study, led by Iowa State University researchers, shows prosocial media and video games positively influence behavior regardless of culture.
Respect the difference in each culture.
Guest: Dr. Janina Scarlet, a fellow Geek Therapist. SPOILERS! The 11th Doctor just regenerated in this year's Christmas special and we recently had some of the biggest Doctor Who episodes ever. Josué and Janina discuss the events of recent episodes, share their favorite moments, and talk about some of the insights we can gain from the show. The word "powerful" gets thrown around a lot as they process recent events and discuss the potential of Doctor Who on our lives.