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Video games can teach how to shoot guns more accurately and aim for the head

Video games can teach how to shoot guns more accurately and aim for the head | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Just 20 minutes of playing a violent shooting video game made players more accurate when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin - and more likely to aim for and hit the head, a new study found.
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Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too

Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly.
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Profanity In TV And Video Games Linked To Teen Aggression

Profanity In TV And Video Games Linked To Teen Aggression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

While it's been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that profanity in the media may have a similar effect.

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iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience

iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem.

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Video games depict religion as violent and problematized

Video games depict religion as violent and problematized | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Greg Perreault, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that the many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence in the game narratives.
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Violent first-person shooter video games emotionally desensitizing

Violent first-person shooter video games emotionally desensitizing | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Does intense fighting on a flat screen display also result in aggressive behavior in real life? Researchers from the University of Bonn found brain activity patterns in heavy gamers that differed from those of non-gamers.

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