One wouldn’t immediately think to use First Person Shooters as a brain rehabilitation technique, unless of course you are Alexandra Vakili from Macquarie University in Australia. He is the lead researcher on a remarkable study which investigated whether video games such as Halo, Call of Duty and Doom could improve the functioning of cognitive processes damaged…
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The weird and wacky studies we never thought would get funding!
Positive Thinking Really Can Boost Your Chances of Success
We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking. “Self-belief can do wonderful things.” “You can do anything if you put your mind to it!” “If you believe in yourself anything is possible.“ Scientists have finally found some evidence that these mildly sickening adages may actually be worth more than you think. In a massive study, Professor Andrew…
First Image of Jupiter Arrives from Juno Spacecraft!
Juno’s first image of Jupiter has been released by NASA today. The image, below, shows Jupiter and 3 of it’s 4 moons, Io, Europa and Ganymede. Read about the image in detail on NASA’s website.
Play A Video Game to Learn A Foreign Language
Most countries in the modern world are becoming more and more multi-cultural, and as a result it is increasingly necessary to speak a foreign tongue. Whether it be to improve your holiday experience, enable you to work and live abroad or simply to talk to migrants in your own country, by learning another language you…
The Health Benefits of Yoga
“Yoga interventions were equal to or superior to exercise in nearly every outcome measured.”
Sweden Introduces Shorter Working Hours
All that overtime you’re doing may actually be completely pointless.