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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - December 01, 2011

Violent Video Game Alters Cognitive Function In Brain

According to a new study, violent video game play in young adult men may alter cognitive function and emotional control after a week of game play.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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