Scientists Can Predict Your Gaming Skills By Scanning Your Head

Do you suck at StarCraft II? Do the intricate combo moves of Street Fighter escape you? Maybe you need an MRI. Researchers have found a method for scanning the brain that could predict how well you play video games. » 1/14/11 3:00pm 1/14/11 3:00pm

This Is Your Brain On Video Games

What happens to our attention when we play video games? The New York Times' technology reporter Matt Richtel played a video game while stuffed inside a $3 million M.R.I. scanning tube to find out. » 12/29/10 2:30pm 12/29/10 2:30pm

Science Finds Courage In The Human Brain

General George Patton said that "Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." Now scientists may have found a way to stimulate courage, pinpointing the portion of the brain that helps humans conquer their fears. » 6/23/10 3:20pm 6/23/10 3:20pm

Science Figures Out Why Teenagers Are Stupid

While average blog readership is packed with the sort of hyper intelligent teenagers that have to be portrayed by 30-year-olds in TV dramas, many of the world's teenagers are prone to doing stupid things for stupid reasons. New research explains why. » 6/02/10 4:20pm 6/02/10 4:20pm