Navigation Links
Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women, Stanford study finds
Date:2/4/2008

and the player gains territory, or space, on the screen. If a ball hits the wall before it's clicked, the line moves to the left and the player loses territory on the screen.

During this study, 22 young adults (11 men and 11 women) played numerous 24-second intervals of the game while being hooked up to a functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, machine. fMRI is designed to produce a dynamic image showing which parts of the brain are working during a given activity.

Study participants were instructed to click as many balls as possible; they weren't told that they could gain or lose territory depending on what they did with the balls. Reiss said all participants quickly learned the point of the game, and the male and female participants wound up clicking on the same number of balls. The men, however, wound up gaining a significantly greater amount of space than the women. That's because the men identified which balls - the ones closest to the "wall" - would help them acquire the most space if clicked.

"The females 'got' the game, and they moved the wall in the direction you would expect," said Reiss, who is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research. "They appeared motivated to succeed at the game. The males were just a lot more motivated to succeed."

After analyzing the imaging data for the entire group, the researchers found that the participants showed activation in the brain's mesocorticolimbic center, the region typically associated with reward and addiction. Male brains, however, showed much greater activation, and the amount of activation was correlated with how much territory they gained. (This wasn't the case with women.) Three structures within the reward circuit - the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex - were also shown to influence each other much more in men than in women. And the better connected this circuit was, the better males performed in the game.

The
'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Brandt
mbrandt@stanford.edu
650-723-0272
Stanford University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
2. Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach
3. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
4. Video: Circulatory Care of New Jersey
5. MultiVu Video Feed: PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS CONVENE TO DISCUSS THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF RABIES
6. VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: On and Off the Track
7. TriWest and Montana VA Launch PTSD Video Conference to Reach Rural Health Care Providers
8. Verizon Introduces Broadband Video Call Center Link for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Customers in Mid-Atlantic Region
9. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: The Next Generation Allergy Test - Nothing to Sneeze At
10. Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nations Preparedness for Disasters
11. VIDEO from Medialink and General Mills: Digestive Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... customers. As a subcontractor, ESSC ranked as one of their top 20 installing ... the last quarter of 2014. Providers are based on timeliness, service, installation, paperwork ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... , ... Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap tickets for Journey at the ... band has been packing venues for years and they are one of the most beloved ... in their career. While Journey is known for their all-around great sound, fans of ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... The board certified otolaryngologists ... design’ website to inform potential sinus surgery patients about ear, nose, and throat ... information about a wide variety of ENT issues including hearing loss, ear infections, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Earlier this month Wound ... Medicine Course. Clinicians from WCA partnering hospitals across the country, met in Anaheim, ... care and hyperbaric medicine education and training is something that is never complete. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... YouTube video, “Fireside Convalescent Care Center.” The video informs community members of Fireside’s ... continually seeing the need for those seeking care to be well informed and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Electronic Security Specialists (E.S.S.C. Inc) Awarded Top Service Provider Award By Monitronics 2Health News:Journey Tickets at The Stadium of Fire at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Journey on the 4th of July in Provo 2Health News:Clear Lake Medical Center ENT Launches ‘Responsive Design’ Website 2Health News:Clear Lake Medical Center ENT Launches ‘Responsive Design’ Website 3Health News:Wound Care Advantage Hosts Its First UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 2Health News:Wound Care Advantage Hosts Its First UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 3Health News:Fireside Convalescent Hospital Proves Itself as a Leading Care Center in New Video 2
... breast cancer patient has to pay thousands of dollars as ... case against the doctor//. Doctor Robert Newton is the family ... case for negligent treatment as they feel that the doctor ... case against Dr. Newton for a compensation of $2million for ...
... seen when Pharma major Wockhardt limited (Thiruvananthapuram) in association with ... vaccine//, marketed the latest vaccine for Hepatitis A. ,Hepatitis ... to be taken to curb the spread of the disease. ... period of almost a month and spreads to humans through ...
... arguments can delay wound healing according to a new study ... New Scientist//. ,.,Researchers at Ohio State University College of ... about half hour daily can have delayed wound healing at ... also cause reduced body immunity. ,42 married couples whose ...
... stabilize the rates of HIV by the year 2020 has ... HIV infected individuals on a monthly basis//. It has also ... below 0.3 percent by 2010. The current projected population of ... recent government decision, poor HIV carriers living in communities are ...
... Her-2/neu positive was helped by her Wangaratta community to ... costs her more than $70,000.// The fund was raised ... could help her to buy Herceptin drug for one ... to chemotherapy and anti-estrogen therapy such as tamoxifen and ...
... novel finding that love and addiction may go hand ... physiological effects manifested as a result of dopamine release// ... than a simulation of the effects observed following drug ... and drug abuse leaves the user with an insatiable ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:‘Marriage Squabbles’ bad for both Emotional and Physical Wound 2Health News:Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... BERKELEY, Calif. and COPENHAGEN, ... CMC Biologics, Inc. , a global leader in clinical ... proteins, announced today that, as part of its global ... of its North American manufacturing facility in ... single-use Bioreactor 6Pack™ facility.  The Bioreactor 6Pack™ configuration consists ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015 ... as advisor to Chip-Man Technologies Oy (CMT) on its ... The assets relate to CMTs world leading capabilities in ... the latest in a series of successful global deals ... clients. Fintan Walton , CEO, PharmaVentures, ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... Diagnostics was honored at the 2015 IEEE Spectrum ... Award. IEEE President and CEO, Howard E. Michel , ... award to Principal Scientist Martina Medkova , Ph.D., on ... 2015, at the historic Waldorf Astoria hotel in ... spent more than 3 years as a Daktari scientist developing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CMC Biologics Expands GMP Manufacturing Capacity in the United States 2CMC Biologics Expands GMP Manufacturing Capacity in the United States 3PharmaVentures Completes M&A Deal for Technology in the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Sector 2Daktari Honored with IEEE Spectrum Award 2
... Dermalinfusion is the only treatment ... a topical dermaceutical while exfoliating ... all skin types and addresses ... conditions including hyperpigmentation, acne, photodamage, ...
... practices that require an increased energy rating ... versatility of the Clareon System enables you ... that would typically require multiple cosmetic lasers. ... obsolescence because the Clareon is specifically designed ...
Disposable. Sterile Suction Tubing....
Bi-phasic peristaltic infusion pump for tumescent work....
Medicine Products: