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Released: 22-Jan-2024 3:45 AM EST
Effects of a Rice-Farming Simulation Video Game on Nature Relatedness, Nutritional Status, and Psychological State in Urban-Dwelling Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Randomized Waitlist Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, urban inhabitants faced significant challenges in maintaining connections with nature, adhering to nutritional guidelines, and managing mental well-being. Objective: Recogniz...

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel
Newswise

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
Newswise

The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 17-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Children’s brains shaped by their time on tech devices, research to-date shows
Taylor & Francis

After analyzing 23 years of studies involving more than 30,000 under 12s, experts recommend more help for parents from governments

Newswise: American Academy of Ophthalmology and FundamentalVR Collaborate on Virtual Reality Initiative to Improve Ophthalmic Training Around the World
Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:00 AM EDT
American Academy of Ophthalmology and FundamentalVR Collaborate on Virtual Reality Initiative to Improve Ophthalmic Training Around the World
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has teamed up with FundamentalVR, a leader in virtual reality (VR) medical training, for their Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) Pediatric Ophthalmology VR Simulation Program.

Newswise: Top ranking graduate program for video game development celebrates 20th anniversary
Released: 30-Oct-2023 8:35 AM EDT
Top ranking graduate program for video game development celebrates 20th anniversary
Southern Methodist University

The Guildhall, SMU’s premier graduate-level video game development program, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this November. With a highly experienced faculty and specializations in all four cornerstones of game development, the program has helped hundreds of students achieve rewarding careers in the gaming industry.

Newswise: Online games use dark designs to collect player data
Released: 27-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
Online games use dark designs to collect player data
Aalto University

The privacy policies and practices of online games contain dark design patterns which could be deceptive, misleading, or coercive to users, according to a new study from Aalto University

Newswise: Buddy Abroad game helps students navigate travel and wellness
Released: 18-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Buddy Abroad game helps students navigate travel and wellness
DePaul University

DePaul University will publish and sell the game to help study abroad students prepare for traveling and learning internationally, focusing on practical tips as well as maintaining health and wellness.

9-Oct-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Virtual Reality Reduces Anxiety Among Caregivers of Children Having Surgery, Study Finds
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Virtual reality (VR) may be an effective and reliable tool to alleviate the anxiety experienced by most parents or caregivers when their child undergoes surgery, according to research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2023 annual meeting.

Released: 11-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
UC Irvine Online Esports Symposium Set for Oct. 19
University of California, Irvine

Gamers, scholars and industry professionals will converge online this month for the first UC Esports Initiative Symposium, a free, three-hour conference addressing key aspects of the growing world of competitive gaming. In two panel discussions, experts will tackle the business side of esports and the physical and mental well-being of players.

2-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Female chess players may experience gender bias from parents, mentors
American Psychological Association (APA)

Young female chess players often face gender bias both in the male-dominated chess world and among parents and mentors who believe girls have less potential to succeed in chess than boys, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Five Questions with UAlbany Expert on Sports Betting, Problem Gambling
Released: 3-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Five Questions with UAlbany Expert on Sports Betting, Problem Gambling
University at Albany, State University of New York

Dolores Cimini, a licensed psychologist and director of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at the University at Albany and senior research scientist in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.

Released: 29-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Gamers help highlight disparities in algorithm data
Cornell University

Gamers from around the world may have differing opinions, but this diversity of thought makes for better algorithms that help audiences everywhere pick the right games, according to new research from Cornell, Xbox and Microsoft Research.

Released: 19-Sep-2023 6:05 AM EDT
New evidence exposes huge scale of gambling marketing at start of Premier League football season and lack of harm reduction warnings
University of Bristol

Research has revealed for the first time the extent gambling messages saturate UK media coverage and social media during the opening weekend of the English Premier League football season.

Released: 14-Aug-2023 5:25 PM EDT
Digital puzzle games could be good for memory in older adults, study shows
University of York

Older adults who play digital puzzle games have the same memory abilities as people in their 20s, a new study has shown.

Newswise: Video games and social media: Factors disrupting healthy student sleep
Released: 14-Aug-2023 10:15 AM EDT
Video games and social media: Factors disrupting healthy student sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey data from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that parents blame video games (50%) and social media (44%) for negatively affecting the sleeping schedules of school-aged children and teens.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 3:35 PM EDT
Effectiveness of video gameplay restrictions questioned in new study
University of York

Legal restrictions placed on the amount of time young people in China can play video games may be less effective than originally thought, a new study has revealed.

Released: 24-Jul-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Does staying informed help us cooperate?
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)

In the face of existential dilemmas that are shared by all of humanity, including the consequences of inequality or climate change, it is crucial to understand the conditions leading to cooperation. A new game theory model developed at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) based on 192 stochastic games and on some elegant algebra finds that both cases – available information and the lack thereof – can lead to cooperative outcomes.

   
Newswise: Professor Preserves Historic Legacy of America's Arcade Redemption Tokens
Released: 20-Jul-2023 2:35 PM EDT
Professor Preserves Historic Legacy of America's Arcade Redemption Tokens
Academy Communications

More than just 20th Century American summer nostalgia: Michael Zalot of Cedar Crest College collects, studies and catalogs hundreds of popular arcade and amusement-park game tokens that once served as a micro-economy of exchange.

Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Tell us how you really feel -- keep up with the latest research in Psychology and Psychiatry
Newswise

The latest research in psychology and psychiatry on Newswise.

       
Released: 7-Jul-2023 2:55 PM EDT
New Zealand kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens
University of Otago

Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated online world, researchers at the University of Otago, New Zealand, say.

Released: 3-Jul-2023 8:50 AM EDT
Can Dungeons and Dragons help players build social skills?
University of South Australia

Researchers at the University of South Australia are examining the possibility of using tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons to promote social growth in people who are neurodivergent or live with disability.

   
Newswise: SMU creating human trafficking data 'warehouse'
Released: 21-Jun-2023 9:20 AM EDT
SMU creating human trafficking data 'warehouse'
Southern Methodist University

SMU (Southern Methodist University) is creating a federally-funded data warehouse to centralize data collection and support research into human trafficking in the United States.

   
Released: 14-Jun-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Video games spark exciting new frontier in neuroscience
University of Queensland

University of Queensland researchers have used an algorithm from a video game to gain insights into the behaviour of molecules within live brain cells.

   
Newswise: UW researcher discusses the buzz behind 'Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom'
Released: 31-May-2023 7:45 PM EDT
UW researcher discusses the buzz behind 'Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom'
University of Washington

UW News sat down with Michele Newman, a University of Washington doctoral student in the Information School, to learn more about fans' dedication to "Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom."

Released: 15-May-2023 11:45 AM EDT
Tetris reveals how people respond to unfair AI
Cornell University

A Cornell University-led experiment in which two people play a modified version of Tetris revealed that players who get fewer turns perceived the other player as less likable, regardless of whether a person or an algorithm allocated the turns.

   
9-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here
Newswise

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here.

Newswise:Video Embedded teletrix-licenses-methods-for-ionizing-radiation-training-using-augmented-reality
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Released: 4-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Teletrix licenses methods for ionizing radiation training using augmented reality
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A method using augmented reality to create accurate visual representations of ionizing radiation, developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been licensed by Teletrix, a firm that creates advanced simulation tools to train the nation’s radiation control workforce.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded cybersickness-more-likely-to-affect-women-ongoing-research-to-understand-why
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Released: 2-May-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Cybersickness more likely to affect women, ongoing research to understand why
Iowa State University

An interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers find women experience cybersickness with virtual reality headsets more often than men. Their ongoing work explores why this difference exists and methods to help people adapt.

Released: 1-May-2023 1:15 PM EDT
Researchers explore why some people get motion sick playing VR games while others don’t
University of Waterloo

The way our senses adjust while playing high-intensity virtual reality games plays a critical role in understanding why some people experience severe cybersickness and others don’t.

Released: 27-Apr-2023 7:20 PM EDT
Sounds from nature: A soothing remedy for gambling addiction
Chiba University

Gambling addiction, also called “pathological gambling” and “gambling disorder (GD),” is known to have severe economic, social, mental, and physical consequences on those affected. One of the major factors contributing to the development and relapse of this disorder is stress.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-21-sleeping-pill-reduces-levels-of-alzheimer-s-proteins
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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise:Video Embedded argonne-tests-gaming-technology-to-train-nuclear-workforce
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Released: 18-Apr-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Argonne tests gaming technology to train nuclear workforce
Argonne National Laboratory

Can the nuclear industry use extended reality tools to improve digital operations and maintenance? Engineers at Argonne’s Mechanisms Engineering Test Loop (METL) facility investigate.

Newswise: Intelligence document leak on Discord raises questions about security concerns and online gaming communities
Released: 17-Apr-2023 2:00 AM EDT
Intelligence document leak on Discord raises questions about security concerns and online gaming communities
Virginia Tech

Discord, a chat platform originally built for online gaming, is now subject of intense scrutiny after intelligence documents were leaked - allegedly by a member of the military. James Ivory, a Virginia Tech professor who researches social media and video game use related to military simulations and links to political extremism and intelligence risks, said Discord has become a very mainstream platform for individual and community messaging.

   
Released: 28-Mar-2023 9:50 AM EDT
Research calls for more consumer protection to combat double danger of gambling with cryptocurrencies
University of Bristol

A new study has highlighted how cryptocurrency investors often suffer gambling-related harms – and online gambling outlets accepting cryptocurrency as wagers pose even greater risks

Newswise: Super Bowl LVII: Experts available to comment
Released: 9-Feb-2023 2:00 PM EST
Super Bowl LVII: Experts available to comment
Indiana University

Experts are available to comment on sports media, legal sports gambling, sports data, audience engagement, Super Bowl advertisements and player safety.

   
Newswise: Economics researcher weighs in on bigger bets for ‘Big Game’
Released: 7-Feb-2023 12:10 PM EST
Economics researcher weighs in on bigger bets for ‘Big Game’
West Virginia University

Brad Humphreys, associate dean for academic affairs and research and economics professor in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, explains how the the legalization of sports gambling in many states has affected Super Bowl bets.

Released: 6-Feb-2023 7:05 AM EST
Harrisburg University’s National Esport Champions Will Test-Run Naqi — the Earbud That Controls Everything — on Video Games
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Esports plays from Harrisburg University's championship teams will test Naqi Logix's invisible user interface ear bud device that allows touch-free, voice-free and screen-free control of all digital devices.

Newswise:Video Embedded sure-bet-unlv-expert-on-the-past-present-and-future-of-legalized-sports-wagering
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Released: 30-Jan-2023 7:20 PM EST
Sure Bet: UNLV Expert on the Past, Present, and Future of Legalized Sports Wagering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

For many fans, sports betting is most associated with the glare of television screens broadcasting every sporting event imaginable in a glitzy casino in Las Vegas — for decades, one of the only places in the U.S. where spectators could legally place wagers. But today, we’re not alone: Since 2018, federal law changes have prompted 36 states to join Nevada in legalizing bets on some of America’s favorite pastimes, and another three could get in the game this year.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Tweets reveal where in cities people express different emotions and other behavioral studies in the Behavioral Science channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Newswise: Scientists explain why card games are so addictive
Released: 12-Jan-2023 3:15 PM EST
Scientists explain why card games are so addictive
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

A jerk is a physical quantity that represents a sudden change of acceleration. It is widely used as a parameter in engineering, manufacturing, sports science, and other industries.

   
Released: 5-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
We ain't misbehavin' here. The latest news in Behavioral Science on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 2-Dec-2022 10:55 AM EST
Purchasing loot boxes in video games associated with problem gambling risk, says study
Taylor & Francis

Gamers who buy ‘loot boxes’ are up to two times more likely to gamble, shows new research published today in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction Research & Theory.

Newswise: Comm Arts Chula Offers 2 New Courses on Creating Fun Games to Dazzle Digital Natives
Released: 29-Nov-2022 8:55 AM EST
Comm Arts Chula Offers 2 New Courses on Creating Fun Games to Dazzle Digital Natives
Chulalongkorn University

To keep abreast with the world of modern communication, the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Comm Arts Chula) is offering 2 brand new courses on creative media in the form of games through a cross-disciplinary approach alongside Chula Engineering and College of Public Health Sciences to create a media that’s accessible and appealing to the digital-age audience.

Released: 24-Oct-2022 8:05 PM EDT
Video Gaming May Be Associated with Better Cognitive Performance in Children
NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.

   
Newswise: New York Tech’s Center for Esports Medicine Announces Research Collaboration with GE Healthcare
Released: 18-Oct-2022 9:40 AM EDT
New York Tech’s Center for Esports Medicine Announces Research Collaboration with GE Healthcare
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

New York Institute of Technology's Center for Esports Medicine announces a research collaboration with GE Healthcare that seeks to analyze the lean body mass of competitive esport athletes and help establish the sport’s first body composition benchmarks.

     
Newswise: Smelling in VR environment possible with new gaming technology
Released: 13-Oct-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Smelling in VR environment possible with new gaming technology
Stockholm University

An odor machine, so-called olfactometer, makes it possible to smell in VR environments. First up is a “wine tasting game” where the user smells wine in a virtual wine cellar and gets points if the guess on aromas in each wine is correct.

Released: 11-Oct-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Electronic gaming can trigger potentially lethal heart rhythm problems in susceptible children
Elsevier

Electronic gaming can precipitate life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias in susceptible children whose predisposition may have been previously unrecognized, according to a new report in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society, published by Elsevier.


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