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Posts tagged “games and science”

You can do science in Borderlands 3 now to help out real-life medical research

You know what Borderlands 3 was missing? A minigame that lets you sort through DNA samples from human poop. If that doesn't sound particularly appealing, you should know that it's all for a good real-life cause. Borderlands Science is a new arcade game you can find in-game, and it's created by scientists who need your help with their research into all the microbes hanging out…

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Schizophrenia patients helped by videogame in early research study

My job, you'll be surprised to hear, involves an awful lot of thinking about videogames. I think about them as toys, as pieces of art, as arenas for competition and, if I'm feeling pretentious, as tools for expanding my mind. What I don't often get to do is think about them as part of a medical treatment.In a small study, researchers have found that schizophrenia…

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Gaming Brain: Expert Response To Greenfield

On Friday, when I was off having better things to do that pick apart another misleading and harmful series of half-truths and outright nonsense about the horrors of videogaming, Jim put things rather more succinctly. Baroness Von Greenfield continued her sad descent from being respected by anyone, and once more proved that a lot of knowledge combined with absolutely no knowledge at all is a…

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