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Weekly INT Boost – Taking It Easy

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have thoughts on accessibility, burnout, gray matter and more. Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play “People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus, […]

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This Research-Backed Online Tool Hopes to Banish Negative Thought Patterns

When a situation have a few possible outcomes — say, asking a friend for a favor — do you tend to assume the worst will happen? Not that they’ll be happy to help out, but that they’ll secretly resent you? That sort of negative thinking isn’t uncommon when you’re coping with anxiety, depression and other […]

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Share Your Thoughts on the Psychological Benefits of Video Games

Dr. Jennifer Hazel and her team at Checkpoint are researching the psychological impact of video games, and they’re looking for input from people around the world. If you play games of any sort, you can participate. Here’s why they’re studying this subject: We believe that games would be a valuable therapy for all sorts of […]

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How EVE Online Contributes to Scientific Research

Citizen science offers a fascinating opportunity for wide-scale research, one the gaming world is increasingly embracing. But no game has embraced the power of citizen science more than EVE Online. With Project Discovery, CCP Games has turned citizen science into a rewarding mini-game that benefits both players and the science world, and it’s going remarkably […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Who Needs Perfection?

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have stories about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Life Is Strange, FFXIV, and new research about how many of us are likely to deal with mental health issues in our lives. PlayerUnknown: Violent Words Have Consequences, Even While Role-Playing […]

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Machine Learning Successfully Predicts Childhood PTSD

In recent years, machine learning has been a fun diversion for most of us, bringing joy and horror equally with things like Cooking With Cthulhu and Google Deep Dream’s obsession with dogs. But while we were busy training computers to recognize the difference between kittens and ice cream cones, researchers have been using machine learning […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Gaming the System

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental healthy, psychology and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have a few new angles on gamification, a retrospective on gaming’s biggest meditation on grief, and lots more. Get ready for serious games that improve your judgment “Commenting on the success of his team’s strategy, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Light Summer Reading

Looking for some light summer reading? Here’s a roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you’ve missed. This week, we have a new program offering therapy to people who wouldn’t normally be able to access it, a psychologist’s look at Hellblade, and more. Therapy for Everybody “Bishop is part of a unique new […]

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The World’s Largest Sleep Study is Underway, and Looking for Online Participants

Ever try to operate on far too little sleep? Noticed how staying on task gets more challenging, or how focus becomes slippery? The dangers of sleep deprivation are well-documented, but there’s more we can learn. That’s why researchers at London, Ontario’s Western University have started the world’s largest sleep study. To make it the world’s […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ Really Does Make Players Happier and More Social, According to Research

Remember last year, when Pokemon Go launched to article after article about its health benefits? People with anxiety and depression shared stories of how it gave them motivation to get out of the house, to talk to people, and to do new things. While the initial frenzy of interest has long since worn off, plenty […]

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