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Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help People Manage Their Drive for Gambling, Sex, Alcohol or Overeating

UCLA study looks at theta burst stimulation as intervention in problem behaviors

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Exploratory Programming: Gearing Up for the Ultimate 24-Hackathon

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Most people think of “hacking” as a computer security issue. But, to the members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student hackathon organization, dubbed “HackRPI,” it simply means using technology to develop or create something that’s never been used before, which for students is part of the excitement and challenge. Plans are underway to host the third annual 24-hour “hackathon” event on the Rensselaer campus Nov.12-13.

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UC Santa Cruz Now Offering Graduate Degrees in Computational Media

UC Santa Cruz will begin offering graduate degrees in computational media, the first comprehensive degrees available at a U.S. university in this rapidly growing and deeply interdisciplinary field. The Department of Computational Media is accepting applications now for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs to begin in fall 2017.

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Researchers Use Video Gamelike Test to Study Learning and Recovery in Stroke Patients

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A robotic arm and a virtual game were essential tools in a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The study results suggest that while training doesn't change neurological repair in chronic stroke patients, it can indeed help such patients learn new motor skills and achieve more independence in their daily lives.

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Presidential Election Victories Paved by Non-Competitive, Rather Than Battleground, States, Game Theorists Conclude

The role of non-competitive states in presidential elections has been underestimated, an analysis by a pair of game theorists shows.

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In the Fight Against Alzheimer’s, Online Gamers Can Now Get in on the Action

Researchers behind a new online game are inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University.

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Cabinet Shuffle: Who Will You Appoint?

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If he had to do it all over again, would Trudeau give the same weight to gender parity, ethnic diversity and experience in office? Or, knowing what he knows now, would he shuffle the deck differently? Would you? A new card game allows the PM — and people playing at home — to do just that.

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Turning to the Brain to Reboot Computing

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Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. This predicament has computer scientists scrambling for new ideas. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories will present three papers at the IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing held Oct. 17-19, highlighting the breadth of potential non-traditional neural computing applications.

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From Pokemon Go to Birdwatching: UT Scientist Studies How We Express Our Inner Hunter

Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokemon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter. So says a new study from Vladimir Dinets, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research assistant professor of psychology.

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What Makes a Video Game Great? There’s Now a Scientific Way to Stop GUESSing

Human factors researchers developed the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale (GUESS), a psychometrically validated instrument that measures satisfaction on key factors such as playability, narratives, creative freedom, social connectivity, and visual aesthetics.

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IU Study: Brain Scans Show Building Blocks Activate Spatial Ability in Children Better Than Board Games

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Research from Indiana University published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games.

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Most Internet Gamblers in NJ Are Men, but More High Rollers Are Women, Study Finds

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Most Internet gamblers in NJ are men, but more high rollers are women, study finds

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The Dangers of Pokémon Go Similar to Texting

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It’s taking over headlines around the world – people being injured playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game. Conrad Earnest, a research scientist at Texas A&M University’s Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab, says much of the danger in playing the game is similar to the hazards of texting, a subject he has studied in the past.

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Cal State LA Launches PokéMon GO Health Walk to Promote Campus Well-Being

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Cal State LA has created a Pokémon GO campus health walk, leveraging the wildly popular augmented reality game to promote physical fitness and well-being among students and employees.

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Survey of 31 Years of Video Games Shows a Decline in Sexualized Female Characters

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At a time when the video game industry has come under scrutiny for its low level of female employment and how women are depicted in its products, a new Indiana University study finds that sexualization of female primary game characters actually may be less than before.

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Health Benefits Of Pokémon Go

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Real-life positive health consequences of playing Pokémon Go—a new GPS-based augmented reality game—are happening across the nation. According to Matt Hoffman, DNP, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, this quest to “catch ‘em all” is great news for public health.

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‘Pokemon Go’ Platform Not New, But Phenomenon Is, Say UGA Experts

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Virginia Tech Expert Says Popularity of Pokemon Go Is Rooted in Simplicity

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Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don’t Increase Profitability for Video Game

University of Chicago economists find discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases. The study comes from a field experiment of more than 14 million players of mobile games by King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga.

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Virginia Tech Statistics Professor Says America's Lottery Obsession May Produce Thrills but Isn't Worth the Cost

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