Navigation Links
Winning May Take All Your Brain Power
Date:10/7/2011

FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly your entire brain is engaged in striving for success when you play games, according to a new study.

The finding that many more brain regions besides the reward centers activate in an attempt to win games, such as rock-paper-scissors, makes sense in terms of evolution, the Yale University researchers noted.

"Our brain functions to maximize the chance of survival and reproduction, so reward should be important for all cognitive functions, and thus most brain regions," lead author Timothy Vickery, a postdoctoral fellow in the psychology department, said in a university news release.

He and his colleagues used a special pattern analysis technique to examine functional MRI scans of volunteers as they won and lost games. The results showed that wins and losses were recognizable in nearly all areas of the brain.

The study appears in the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Neuron.

"We aren't saying that the dopamine network is not the core system of reward processing in the brain," Vickery said. "Our novel point is that this information makes its way throughout the entire brain in a much more far-reaching manner than previously thought."

More information

McGill University has more about the brain.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Yale University, news release, Oct. 5, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Athletes winning streaks may not be all in our -- or their -- heads
2. Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winning actress to deliver lecture at AAO-HNSF Meeting
3. Fans of Winning Teams Linked to Fatal Crashes
4. Winning Wrestlers Get Bigger Testosterone Boost After Match
5. How We Die, award-winning classic, updated for 2010
6. Award-winning study: Hardening of the arteries doubles the risk of mortality
7. Winning record, team longevity, prime-time games influence NFL TV ratings
8. HOPSports, Inc. Adds SandBell to Award-Winning Training System
9. Declare Your Skin-dependence this Holiday with Patriotic, Playful Products from TruKid, the Award-Winning Line of Safe, Natural Products for Children
10. ENT and Allergy Associates Sponsors Award Winning PBS Documentary
11. Prize-winning budgeting model aims for more effective marketing spending
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Winning May Take All Your Brain Power 
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... symplrTM, a leading provider of ... that Kyle Allain has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager ... provider, payor and managed care solutions. , A seasoned executive with more ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... In ... be diagnosed globally; approximately 25,000 of them will be malignant.(1) As research into ... this type of healthcare model in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant ... website. , Rod has been at the forefront of Gardant since it was founded ... Rod has overseen the opening of more than 40 new senior living communities. With ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... As a former supermodel known for her ... good news for single women is that she put all the words in her ... 25th. Joan's insight, personal experiences and sparkling sense of humor have inspired her to ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... familiar. This makes it difficult for lab operators and management to assess these ... help them identify wasteful or unnecessary actions. , Created with the help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Sweden , April 20, 2017 ... NEVPF) ("NeuroVive") today announced positive preclinical results ... preclinical compound for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in ... NV556 has previously shown ... NASH model. Today, NeuroVive,s scientists present novel ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the first quarter 2017 after the close ... management team will host a corresponding conference call beginning ... Investors interested in listening to the conference call ... callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, using conference ...
(Date:4/19/2017)...  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE ... new treatments for cancer and other unmet medical ... announced underwritten public offering of 23,625,084 shares of ... of $2.00 per share, before deducting underwriting discounts ... Sorrento.  The net proceeds to Sorrento from this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: