In previous articles in this class, we have learned about some of the many mysteries around the workings of the human brain. In this article we will examine a slightly more well-understood change that can happen in the brain: addiction. Addiction, when a behaviour becomes compulsive despite negative consequences, is a chronic disease which involves…
What is consciousness? The notion of consciousness is one of science’s big mysteries, and in this article we will begin to explore what we do know about what consciousness is, how it evolves and how it affects our daily realities. The mystery of human consciousness has plagued the minds of scientists and philosophers alike for…
7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
Dr Tom Chatfield, an ex-ST John’s English student, talks about the ways in which games reward the brain.
Is video game addiction a mental disorder?
Is video game addiction a mental disorder? Cast your vote here!
Why are video games addictive?
Psychologist Amy Orben discusses whether or not video games are addictive, and whether or not this should be considered a mental disorder.