Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

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The Games Memories Play

Human memory, despite being among the most indispensable aspects of a person’s personality and perception, is a fragile thing. Up until recently, people had no understanding of the biological workings of memory. While South Korean researchers are slowly discovering how memory works, they have yet to understand how or why the mind creates false memories. [...]

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Play Some Games To Escape The Game

Life is like a game, which means that every so often, people need to take some time out to stop playing the game. Oddly enough, sometimes, the best way to take your mind off the game of life is to play a completely different game. Life, in many ways, is just one big game full [...]

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Of Head Games And Nips/Tucks

Plastic surgery, despite being a relatively new field of medicine, is starting to show links to psychology. Most people now believe that decisions to undergo cosmetic surgery are motivated by psychological reasons, and re-constructive surgery can have powerful effects on the mind. While the data is still considered incomplete, there is clearly a closer link [...]

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Blood & Glory: Do Video Games Make Monsters?

Video games have been taking the flak for the surprising rise in teen and childhood violence over the past few decades. Everything, from the increase of guns among inner city kids to the Columbine tragedy, have been blamed on video games. Some US Senators have even attempted to have the entire industry banned based on [...]

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