Better Living Through Gaming

Self improvement through videogames.

Better Living Through Gaming

Videogames are too often blamed for creating a generation of hyperactive, stimulus-starved youngsters. But one company is using videogames as part of an effective treatment for ADHD. Joel Gonzales profiles SmartBrain Technologies and its SMART system.

Better Living Through Gaming

Cooking videogames might not improve your real-world culinary skills, but that won't stop Nathan Meunier from trying.

Better Living Through Gaming

Can videogame characters be role models? Graeme Virtue knows there's only one way to find out: Pretend to be an assortment of gaming icons for 24 hours and record the results.

Better Living Through Gaming

The most highly publicized psychological studies on videogames usually examine the connection between virtual and real-world aggression. But one line of inquiry focuses on an entirely unrelated question: Could videogames make people better surgeons?

Better Living Through Gaming

We've all played videogames to temporarily escape from reality, but who knew that games could be an effective medical treatment for chronic pain? Rob Zacny explores the psychology of pain therapy.