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Increased Early Death Risk Linked To Watching Too Much TV
2014-06-26 09:19:33

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals a possible link to premature death in adults who watch too much television. Adults who watch at least three or more hours of TV per day, double the risk of early death by any cause, according to the study. Lead author Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, from the Department of Public Health at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, along with several colleagues...

2014-05-07 09:36:52

Session at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting to focus on reducing aggression and violence in video games and media Research has demonstrated a link between screen violence and real-world aggression, both in traditional media like violent movies and in newer media including first-person shooter games. Minimizing exposure to virtual violence will not completely eliminate acts of aggression, but it is an important strategy to investigate, according to experts presenting a session on...

violent video games
2014-03-26 03:05:47

Iowa State University Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. The effect is the same regardless of age, gender or culture. Douglas Gentile, an associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study published in JAMA Pediatrics, says it is really no different than learning math or to play the piano. “If you...

2014-02-19 23:22:44

Weeklong transmedia and technology conference, FilmGate Interactive, showcases latest ideas in modern storytelling through a host of experiential and immersive events. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The weeklong transmedia conference, FilmGate Interactive, kicked off February 1st through February 5, 2014, at various South Florida locations, with a host of experiential and interactive events to entertain and showcase the latest ideas in modern storytelling using emerging technologies...

Violent Video Games Do Not Lead To Violent Lifestyle
2013-08-26 13:12:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study found that teens who play violent video games are not likely to become more violent or partake in anti-social behavior. The study, which was led by Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and independent researcher Cheryl Olson, found that games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo do not trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD) to become more aggressive. The researchers found...

2013-08-05 08:04:09

A person playing a first-person shooter video game like Halo or Unreal Tournament must make decisions quickly. That fast-paced decision-making, it turns out, boosts the player's visual skills but comes at a cost, according to new research: reducing the person's ability to inhibit impulsive behavior. This reduction in what is called "proactive executive control" appears to be yet another way that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior. "We believe that any game that requires...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.