The World Health Organization (WHO) has just established video game addiction as a form of mental health disorder. Video game addiction is included in the latest version of the disease classification released by WHO on Monday (6/18).
In that classification, WHO defines addiction to play games characterized by repetitive patterns of game behavior, whether online or offline. Addiction to play can be seen from several manifestations of the inability to control the game, prioritizing the game over the interests of other lives and continuing the game even though it has negative consequences.
“What’s important is that this behavior (playing games) continues despite these negative consequences,” mental health and substance abuse experts for WHO Vladimir Poznyak, quoted by The San Diego Union-Tribunne, said.
Poznyak explained that a person can be qualified as a mental health disorder who is addicted to video games if repetitive play activities damage personal life, family, social, … Read more
Smells and emotions tug on the mind’s habenula, or ‘little rein’
The image exhibits the forebrain (high half) and midbrain (backside half) or a juvenile zebrafish. The habenula (cyan) are the tiny nuclei in the course of the 2 huge buildings. Credit: Stephanie Fore
A tiny region in the middle of the brain plays a far more vital role than previously identified in serving to it reply to modifications in the setting, a new study reveals.
This area is named the habenula, a reputation that reflects its directional position. Habenula means “little rein” in Latin, and a rein, after all, is the leather strap on a horse’s bridle used to direct it.
The research, performed by researchers at the Norwegian College of Science and Know-how’s Kavli Institute for Methods Neuroscience, was printed Friday in the scientific journal Present Biology.
The researchers, with first creator Ewelina Bartoszek, did their experiments in … Read more
If your kids play Fortnite, there is a big chance that they have already heard about its new rival – Apex Legend – the latest player in the battle royale, first-person shooting match genre. Although it targets the older audience, it is good fun to play might be the new gaming craze for the next few years.
raised a lot of eyebrows after a famous YouTube influencer, Ninja, won the
first official match tournament – breaking the record for the greatest number
of views on the streaming platform, Twitch. The game developers, Respawn
Entertainment, show that Apex Legend had gained at least 25 million players in
their first week of release on the market; then 50 million in its first month.
to know more about streaming media.
Apex Legend, and how does it work?
is set in Titanfall – a place … Read more
Since its launch in 1985, Microsoft Excel has been a major spreadsheet tool for small business owners. Below, you can read how important Excel can prove to be for solving the everyday problems in your business. Besides, you’ll know where you can get secure and low cost ACH business loans.
ACH Business Loans & Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel hasn’t stopped to be a popular tool for small business owners for more than 30 years. Excel’s simple 6-column grid can help with tracking your finances. By the way, Excel is of special help to small business owners and employees who want to disseminate their data but have no customized financial reporting or accounting software.
The variety of functions offered by Excel allow for calculating almost all types of metric. Here’re some of the top useful features you can find in Excel:
- Filters, which you can see under the Data menu
… Read more
All hopes are high about the release date of
the new ps5; not only is the release date in high expectation, but it
surprisingly got a strong competitor at the game awards. The architect behind
the excellent look of the game who also designed ps4 Mark Century gave a superb
handful of information on what to expect from the newly developed game (Ps5).
There is no doubt ps5 will be available to the
whole world in the year 2020, and Sony, the maker of the incredible gaming
piece, has declared the Holiday 2020 as the release date. According to
president handling Sony, he made his intentions clear that he is not worried
about the date of release as the whole world is informed already. They were
only taking their time so that their most active competitor, which is Xbox,
will not catch them unawares and so the two-game … Read more