Sea Hero Quest, a navigation themed cell phone game, is helping researchers to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Those with a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's perform worse on the spatial navigation tasks in the game, taking more time and less efficient routes to checkpoint goals.
Contrary to popular belief, playing video games does not have an overall negative impact on the social development of boys. However, girls who spend more time playing video games at age 10 have weaker social skills than girls who spend less time gaming.
Study confirms the acceptability, feasibility and safety for using Project: EVO, a action video game experience, for children on the autism spectrum with co-occurring ADHD.
Researchers report a new video game aimed at middle school children can help boost empathy and prosocial behavior. The study reports children exposed to the game showed greater connectivity between brain networks linked to emotional regulation and perspective taking.
Despite the WHO recently recognizing 'gaming disorder', researchers say only 1% of gamers may fit the criteria for diagnosis. A new paper looks at the positive, and negative, implications of gaming.
A long term study finds no link between frequently playing violent video games and increased levels of aggression in adults.
Researchers comment on the perceived link between violence and video games. They conclude claims that there is consistent scientific evidence that video gaming encourages violence, are false.
Researchers report playing action video games increases performance on visual selective activities. Players had increased focus on relevant visual information while suppressing less relevant information.
A new study from University of York researchers backs up previous findings that there is no evidence to support the theory that violent video games increase real life aggressive behavior in gamers.
A new study reports people who play action style video games showed an increase in cognitive skills compared to those who played other types of games.
Using the classic Nintendo game, Super Mario 64, researchers discover playing 3D platform games could help older brains to stave off mild cognitive impairment. Researchers report older people who played the video game had gray matter increases in the cerebellum, hippocampus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.