Tagged: gaming

Brain Games - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 14, 2013

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London has just released an app (available free for both Apple and Android devices) to collect information on brain functions. It is crowdsourcing in the form of a game – The Great Brain Experiment. The researchers behind it are interested in four questions: “How good is your memory?”,“How impulsive … Read More

Gaming the system - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 18, 2012

In an earlier post I noted the emergence of game playing to solve real world problems. As you may expect, Silicon Valley is establishing companies to do this. One is Innovation Games. They are already working with some large multinational companies to help improve strategy and determine which products to focus on, as well as using … Read More

A Better World Through Video Games - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jun 15, 2011

Over the last few years evidence has been mounting that violence in the media and especially interactive media such as video games contributes to aggression displayed by individuals.[1] This ability to influence our behaviour in such a way is concerning and may undermine attempts to build a peaceful society that nevertheless respects a person’s right [...] … Read More