Monthly Archives: November 2011

A conclusion?

When I started blogging on the subject of excessive computer gaming, my assumption was that while some people seem to spend a great deal of time on gaming, often to the detriment of social life, education and work, this wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Dopamine with your Supermario?

Dopamine is the neuro-transmitter chemical released by the pleasure/reward mechanism of brain function. It is responsible for feelings of pleasure and enjoyment and reinforcement motivating a person to perform certain activities such as eating, sex, drug taking and the neural … Continue reading

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Go with The Flow

Given my reading so far about problem gaming, it’s clear that a small but significant number of players exhibit problem behaviour. What we need to be clear about are the reasons for this. In my post about the panorama article, … Continue reading

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Made me think!

As part of Questions in psychology, we have been asked to look at a classmate’s blog which has changed our thinking on a subject. This post http://cstfuturetech.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/how-young-is-too-young/ by Caledonian Superluminal Transport gave me pause for thought. I’ve always been pretty … Continue reading

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