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2005-12-09 09:29:45

They're at the top of many people's holiday gift list, but violent video games can change a person's brain function and desensitize them to real-life violence, a new U.S. study suggests.

2005-08-17 14:15:00

A paper published in the recent issue of Psychophysiology describes differences in the brain's response (event-related potentials, or "ERPs") to pictures and words that describe the same object. In two studies, the authors evaluated how the brain reacts differently to a picture of an object or its name when people were looking for either the picture or the name in a visual display.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.