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Article ID: 707823

Couples Creating Art or Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone’ — but the Men Painters Release Most

Baylor University

When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin — sometimes dubbed the “hugging hormone.” But men wielding paintbrushes released twice as much or more as the level of women painters and couples playing games, a Baylor University study found.

12-Feb-2019 10:35 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 707728

Game behavior can give a hint about player gender

ITMO University

Researchers from ITMO University managed to predict people's personality features such as gender using data from online gaming platform. This is one of the first studies where machine learning is applied to analyze a large amount of game data.

7-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 707219

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

Brigham Young University

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office.

29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 706114

The answer to gerrymandering? Have Democrats and Republicans play a game

Ohio State University

A new method of drawing electoral districts that combines game theory and the word game “Ghost” could result in maps that are more demographically representative, according to two mathematicians.

8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 706092

How the Brain Decides Whether to Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em

Johns Hopkins University

Why do people make high-risk choices -- in casinos, or in aspects of their everyday lives – even when they know the odds are against them?

7-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705578

How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

Michigan State University

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors – both obvious and subtle – that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware

17-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 704777

New Virtual Reality Experience Highlights NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Visit the James Webb Space Telescope at its orbit point beyond the Moon, 1 million miles from Earth. Fly through the Orion Nebula and watch a planet-forming disk take shape. Explore the star fields of a simulated galaxy. Or get hands-on and fling stars into a ravenous black hole to watch them spaghettify. All of these encounters are part of the new WebbVR virtual experience.

5-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703786

The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state

West Virginia University

Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.

13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 703565

AI helps Minecraft players improve architecture skills

Cornell University

Computer scientists at Cornell University have developed a Minecraft modification that uses artificial intelligence to help players improve their in-game architecture skills.

7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

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