Tag Archives: Play

Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Facebook email switch prompts outcry

AFP SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Facebook users were venting anger Tuesday over a move changing users’ default email address to the one operated by the leading social network. “You can thank Facebook for making that change without telling you,” said … Continue reading

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Future States — Play | Offbeat | PBS Film Festival

PBS “Future States — Play, ” a film in the PBS Online Film Festival’s Offbeat category. The film imagines a not-too-distant future where video games have become indistinguishable from reality. These fully immersive games are nested inside each other like … Continue reading

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Fault Lines: Politics, Religion and the Tea Party

Fault Lines Al Jazeera As the race for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2012 elections heats up, Fault Lines follows the Iowa campaign trail to investigate the underlying forces shaping candidates.What role does religion play in the US presidential … Continue reading

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Violent video games alter brain function

Source: UPI The brains of young men changed in brain areas associated with cognitive function after one week of violent video game play, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Yang Wang of the Indiana University School of Medicine and colleagues showed a … Continue reading

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They really are growing up fast: Pressures of modern world are eroding childhood

Source: Daily Mail Calls for initiatives to ensure that children’s outdoor play and connection to nature are encouraged All forms of marketing directed at children up to at least age seven ‘should be banned’ Children are growing up too quickly … Continue reading

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‘Helicopter parents’ who hover over their children’s every move leave them at risk of obesity by preventing healthy play, study claims

Source: Daily Mail Fussy parents have been warned not to hover over their children’s every move – or risk preventing healthy play and encouraging obesity. A new study, which looked at families in parks, found so-called ‘helicopter parents’ who show … Continue reading

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