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Role Playing Games Desensitize To Real Experience
2013-10-29 08:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Role-playing video games (RPGs) can alter our experience of reality and desensitize us to valuable real-life experiences and important body signals, according to a study published this month in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Ulrich Weger of the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany and Steve Loughan of Melbourne University in Australia studied what happens when gamers assume the role of and identify with a...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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