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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
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
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
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
As Professor of synaptic pharmacology at Oxford University, Baroness Susan Greenfield is likely to know a thing or two about Brain function Basic Scientific Method In a number of press articles over the last 2 months, she has been touting … Continue reading
So, as part of the Body Language material we were asked to look at a Panorama Episode from last year about computer gaming. The piece we were looking at was a small snippet about a boy who apparently loses his … Continue reading