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Video games and aggression in children – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 25th, 2014.

Time spent playing violent video games may be linked to aggressive thoughts and behavior in children, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics followed 3000 children in Singapore over three years. It found that children who reported frequent violent video game play were more likely to have aggressive thoughts, and […]

Expert on brain training video games

Peter Griffin posted in on September 6th, 2013.

Playing brain-training video games may help reverse the natural decline in cognitive abilities among older people, according to scientists who published their research in Nature this week. As The Guardian reported: “They found that 60-year-olds who played a custom-designed video game for 12 hours over the course of a month improved their multitasking abilities to levels better […]

Active video games good for overweight kids – NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on June 1st, 2011.

A recent New Zealand study has examined the effects of playing ‘active’ video games, finding that the exercise component of such games can be beneficial for overweight kids. Writing for the New Zealand Herald, Martin Johnston covers the study, carried out but the University of Auckland in conjunction with Sony. An excerpt (read in full […]

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