video games

  • Can games tell if you are impulsive?

    A new computer game can assess people’s level of disinhibition.

    Using a series of Wild West style computer games, Australian researchers report in the journal Nature Human Behaviour...

    Australia May 28, 2021
  • Biohacking: future tense

    What on earth is brainjacking, and should you be worried about it? It depends…

    “Let’s just burn your mind out”. It’s December 2020 and Laurie Pycroft is pumped. The noir, hyperviolent and futurist...

    Body and Mind April 30, 2021
  • Good games

    Feeling sad? Play Animal Crossing to cheer up!

    Get your islands ready and prepare your plant army because, contrary to popular belief, video games really could brin...

    Behaviour February 17, 2021
  • Conversation

    What games can teach us during COVID-19

    They might be more than just a boredom cure.

    Most of us don’t take games too seriously. They are a way to unwind, or these days to maybe escape from the world of ...

    Features May 8, 2020
  • Gamers might want to work out

    Study suggests exercise can help them not exercise better.

    Video game aficionados might need to get more exercise – and not for the obvious reasons.Canadian research suggests...

    Body and Mind February 3, 2020
  • Video game guns increase gun-play

    Kids more likely to pretend to shoot a real handgun

    Whether video game violence promotes real-life violence is a topic of regular and often passionate debate.A recent ...

    Behaviour June 2, 2019
  • AI learns multi-player video game

    With no instructions or help, it achieve beyond expectations.

    Previously thought too complicated even for algorithms, an artificial intelligence (AI) agent has been developed that...

    AI May 30, 2019
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices

    There’s a downside to growing up with Google Maps, writes geologist Lloyd White from the Universi...

    Players of Red Dead Redemption 2 use a detailed topographic map to navigate the landscape. Credit: shutterstock...

    Technology February 3, 2019
  • Got a quantum problem? Throw gamers at it

    The central tenets of quantum mechanics.

    Human beings are pretty terrible at making up random number strands, but so are mechanical or computational random nu...

    Physics May 9, 2018
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