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May 1, 2016

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May 1, 2016

Videogames Against Malaria: Learn Through Playing

Apr. 25, 2016 — A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles -- even if the game tells players nothing about the character's role. This finding is relevant to both ... read more

Teaching and Learning the Gamified Way

Apr. 6, 2016 — Gamification is an application of game mechanics and game design techniques in learning and teaching, making the process to be more interesting, interactive and ... read more

Odds of a Perfect NCAA Bracket? 1-in-9.2 Quintillion

Mar. 15, 2016 — As basketball fans around the country finalize their NCAA brackets today, a professor of mathematics who specializes in probability and statistics, offers some advice to increasing your perfect ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A new analytical model for e-sports not only helps game developers better understand how players perform, but can also predict the outcome of the ... read more

What Tech Usage Rules Would Kids Make for Their Parents?

Mar. 8, 2016 — A new study on family technology rules is among the first to explore children's expectations for parents' technology use -- revealing kids' feelings about fairness and ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Playing 'brain-training' video games may help improve some cognitive abilities of people with multiple sclerosis by strengthening neural connections in an important part of their brains, ... read more

Using Thin or Obese Avatars in Motion-Controlled Gaming Can Influence Physical Activity

Feb. 24, 2016 — A recent study found that gamers using thin avatars showed increased physical activity compared to those using obese ... read more

Can Gaming Mend Damaged Brains?

Feb. 24, 2016 — First person shooter computer games, such as Medal of Honor, can help rehabilitate patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, suggests new ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — People find it increasingly difficult to distinguish between computer-generated images and real photos, researchers have shown, but they do say that a small amount of training greatly improves their ... read more

Motion-Controlled Video Games May Improve Real World Skills

Feb. 18, 2016 — Motion-controlled video games, such as those played on the Wii, may help boost skills when players compete in the real world, according to a team of ... read more

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People With Depression

Feb. 15, 2016 — An immersive virtual reality therapy could help people with depression to be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms, finds a new study. The therapy, ... read more

Well-Known Game Theory Scenario Solved

Feb. 11, 2016 — A team of computer scientists is the first to solve a game theory scenario that has vexed researchers for nearly a century. The game, known as 'Colonel Blotto,' has been used to analyze the ... read more

The Future of Gaming: Create Your Own Character in Just Four Minutes

Feb. 8, 2016 — Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the ... read more

Professor Creates Video Games That Redefine Art

Feb. 2, 2016 — Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about what is ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Game Changing Innovation Is Rooted in Diverse Experiences and Knowledge

Jan. 28, 2016 — What spurs creativity? A sociologist studied the teams behind 12,422 video games released worldwide from 1979, when the gaming industry started, to 2009, and found the most innovative teams were ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Avatars are all around us: they represent real people online and colonise new worlds in the movies. In science, their role has been more limited. But avatars can be extremely useful in linguistics, ... read more

Using Artificial Intelligence and Evolution to Take Gaming to the Next Level

Jan. 25, 2016 — You have a new video game and have spent weeks trying to defend yourself against your arch enemy. You finally found his weakness and how to stop him, and are joyfully exacting revenge. But one day ... read more

Gaming Advances Swedish Teenagers’ English Writing Skills

Jan. 21, 2016 — A new study reveals that there are positive relations between gaming and English writing skills. The study focused on essays that students wrote in 9th grade as part of the national test in English. ... read more

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