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December 20, 2012
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Violent Video Games: More Playing Time Equals More Aggression

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time. Researchers found that people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
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My, What Big Teeth You Have! Threatening Objects Appear Closer

When we’re faced with things that seem threatening, whether it’s a hairy spider or an angry mob, our goal is usually to get as far away as we can. Now, new research suggests that our visual perception may actually be … Continue reading

December 7, 2012
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Learning to Control Brain Activity Improves Visual Sensitivity

Training human volunteers to control their own brain activity in precise areas of the brain can enhance fundamental aspects of their visual sensitivity, according to a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience. This non-invasive ‘neurofeedback’approach could one day be … Continue reading

July 12, 2012
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Training Improves Recognition of Rapid-Fire Objects

“Attentional blink” is the term psychologists use to describe our inability to recognize a second important object if we see it less than half a second after a first one. It always seemed impossible to overcome, but in a new … Continue reading