May 14, 2009 | 1
Who hasn’t felt a pang over the path not taken, the door not picked, or the bet not placed?
Humans apparently aren’t alone in feeling regret. Other primates appear to experience it, too, according to a study published today in Science.
Duke University researchers enlisted monkeys in a simian version of the television game show Let's Make a Deal to test whether they also wondered about what might have been.
Juice was subbed for cars and vacations. There were, however, no monkey fill-ins for Monty Hall and Carol Merrill.
The thought process of regret is complex and involves the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in conjuring not only a past outcome but also imagining alternative presents and changes to future behavior.
Apr 20, 2009 | 16
Are video games as addictive and damaging to children as gambling is to adults? In a word—yes, according to a new study of nearly 1,200 children aged eight to 18 in the U.S.
This is the first study, according to study lead author Douglas Gentile, a director of research for the Minneapolis-based National Institute on Media and the Family, to quantify ways in which gaming may damage kids' ability to function socially. Gentile, an assistant psychology professor at Iowa State University, analyzed data collected in a January 2007 Harris Poll survey and compared respondents' video game play habits to the symptoms established in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for pathological gambling.
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