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Making reservations on the economic hype: Pro sports have little effect on tourism dollars
Pro sports do not translate to increased tourism dollars in terms of hotel demand, based on recent findings by West Virginia University researchers who analyzed 15 years' worth of data from hotels near the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (2019-10-16)
Researchers use game theory to successfully identify bacterial antibiotic resistance
Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way to identify previously unrecognized antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria. (2019-10-09)
Promotional games at retail stores increase consumer spending
Surprisingly, even when the discount won from a promotional game is smaller than a traditional discount -- say only 10% versus 20% -- researchers still saw the same phenomenon. (2019-10-03)
Full-body interaction videogames enhance social skills in children with autism disorders
Communicating with others is one of the biggest difficulties for autistic children. (2019-10-01)
Choose your own adventure
University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will enable user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns. (2019-09-25)
New research analyzes video game player engagement
In the video game industry, the ability for gaming companies to track and respond to gamers' post-purchase play opens up new opportunities to enhance gamer engagement and retention and increase video game revenue. (2019-09-25)
Exploring a strategy that leads to mutual cooperation without non-cooperative actions
A research team led by Hitoshi Yamamoto from Rissho University analyzed which strategies would be effective in the prisoner's dilemma game, into which a new behavior of not participating in the game was introduced. (2019-09-24)
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer
When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. (2019-09-17)
The market in your head
When bidding in a competitive market, our brains use a special type of heuristic to adjust the price depending on the success of previous attempts to buy goods. (2019-09-17)
Predictable esports: Amateurs and professionals sit differently in a chair
A group of scientists from Skoltech, the MIPT, and the State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in St. (2019-09-13)
Researchers and rats play 'hide and seek,' illuminating playful behavior in animals
Rats can be taught to play hide and seek with humans and can become quite skilled at the game, according to a new study, which presents a novel paradigm for studying insights into the neurobiology of playful behavior in animals. (2019-09-12)
Predictable eSports: Amateurs and professionals sit differently on a chair
A group of scientists from Skoltech's Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 5th IEEE Internet of People conference (IoP 2019) for their research in artificial intelligence which helped them find a connection between an eSports player's movements and skill level. (2019-09-11)
The ever-winning lottery ticket: Mathematicians solve a dusty mystery
After years of work, University of Copenhagen mathematics researchers have answered a mysterious half-century-old riddle. (2019-09-09)
How do social networks shape political decision-making?
New research shows that social media's influence on voting goes beyond bots and foreign interference. (2019-09-04)
How 'information gerrymandering' influences voters
Study shows how information networks can distort voters' perceptions and change election results. (2019-09-04)
Online brain games can extend in-game 'cognitive youth' into old age, UCI-led study says
A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior. (2019-08-19)
Care less with helmet
A bike helmet suggests safety -- even if the wearer is not sitting on a bike and the helmet cannot fulfil its function. (2019-08-15)
Gamification can give dental and medical education a boost
Introducing gamification to medical and dental education can boost student motivation and lead to better learning outcomes, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-08-15)
Digital games may beat mindfulness apps at relieving stress, new study shows
Digital games may relieve stress after a day's work more effectively than mindfulness apps. (2019-08-01)
How random tweaks in timing can lead to new game theory strategies
Most game theory models don't reflect the relentlessly random timing of the real world. (2019-07-24)
Using visual imagery to find your true passions
You may think you know what you like -- how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. (2019-07-22)
School psychologists develop intervention to reduce hallway disruptions
A gamelike intervention developed by school psychology researchers in UT's College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences may help reduce hallway disruptions among elementary school children. (2019-07-22)
Self-injuring young girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation
Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more sensitive to 'thumbs down' responses, compared to other adolescent girls. (2019-07-17)
Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology: UBC research
Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (2019-07-17)
Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness
Researchers at Cornell University are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of inequality. (2019-07-17)
Community size matters when people create a new language
Why do some languages have simpler grammars than others? Researchers from the Netherlands and the UK propose that the size of the community influences the complexity of the language that evolves in it. (2019-07-17)
Army game-theory research better allocates military resources, fight cancer
US Army game-theory research using artificial intelligence may help treat cancer and other diseases, improve cybersecurity, deploy Soldiers and assets more efficiently and even win a poker game. (2019-07-15)
Can videogames promote emotional intelligence in teenagers?
A new study has shown that videogames, when used as part of an emotional intelligence training program, can help teenagers evaluate, express, and manage their own emotions immediately after the training. (2019-07-15)
Myth-busting study reveals that gamblers can't detect slot machine payout percentages
It's a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that's due for the next big payout. (2019-07-15)
Does use of headgear reduce the rate injuries in high school women's lacrosse?
Headgear worn during women's lacrosse practice and games can reduce the rate of head and face injuries as well as concussions, according to research presented by researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the New York University Langone Health. (2019-07-14)
Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI beats professionals in six-player poker
An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold'em poker, the world's most popular form of poker. (2019-07-11)
Internet communities can teach amateurs to build personalized governments
Self-governing internet communities, in the form of games, social networks or informational websites, create their own rule systems that help groups of anonymous users work together. (2019-07-11)
Puzzling on a quantum chessboard
Physicists at the University of Innsbruck are proposing a new model that could demonstrate the supremacy of quantum computers over classical supercomputers in solving optimization problems. (2019-07-10)
Study examined short-term treatment of internet, computer game addiction
This randomized clinical trial of 143 men tested a short-term treatment for internet and computer game addiction. (2019-07-10)
Study explores how social movements can use virtual worlds
Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2019-07-10)
Playfully discover atom manipulation
The team of Toma Susi at the University of Vienna uses an electron microscope to manipulate strongly bound materials with atomic precision. (2019-07-08)
Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft
Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity under certain conditions, according to new research from Iowa State University. (2019-07-08)
New method makes realistic water wave animations more efficient
Producing high-quality and realistic water wave animations that interact with complex objects is often computationally expensive with designers frequently opting for methods that are fast to compute but of lower quality. (2019-07-02)
How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds
UW researchers created a method for two people help a third person solve a task using only their minds. (2019-07-01)
Play games with no latency
One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. (2019-06-24)
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