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.
Using video games controlled by a players body movements, Dr. Lynne Gauthier has found a way to bring typically expensive and time consuming constraint-induced movement therapy to the comfort of stroke rehabilitation patients own homes.
Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus. The positive effects of video gaming may also prove relevant in therapeutic interventions targeting psychiatric disorders.
There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.
The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.
Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.
A Boston-based project is using predictive analysis technology to comb through social media posts in hopes of preventing suicide.
The opt-in Durkheim Project combines search technology with predictive analysis to estimate the suicide risk of an individual based on what he or she is posting on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Already in collaboration with Facebook, the Durkheim Project is currently gathering social media data from participating active duty military members and veterans.
Parents of a South Carolina teen with mental disorders help him turn passion for cartoon-drawing into career that will allow him to support himself one day.
Zack suffers from a laundry list of mental health issues, including both intermittent explosive- and obsessive-compulsive disorders, which make him different from other kids his age and threaten to inhibit his ability to function as an independent adult.
Artistic self-expression through drawing helps to balance Zack's struggles. Together, the Hix family is on a journey to turn a series of Zack's characters into a career as a cartoonist.
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.
Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research on the positive effects of video game play to be published in December by the American Psychological...
Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts and EA Sports, is turning his attention to social emotional learning with a new game to help 6- to 12-year-olds develop social skills that can help prevent bullying and help build better relationships...
CogCubed was founded by a husband-and-wife team: game developer Kurt Roots and child psychiatrist Monika Heller. Their goal is to use sensor technology to produce objective data about symptoms that are often hard to pin down, such as inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
Josué Cardona's insight:
If you have ever taken or seen ADHD testing, this should make a lot of sense.
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