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Video games may protect mental health and avert trauma, addiction

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Video games often blamed for rotting minds may actually protect them, according to a series of studies.

Researchers report that Tetris—a classic game that takes hold of spatial and visual systems in the brain as players align irregular polygons—seems to jumble the mind’s ability to process and store fresh traumatic memories. Those improperly preserved memories are subsequently less likely to resurface as intrusive, distressing flashbacks, which can contribute to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, complicated grief, and other mental health issues.

For those struggling with cravings or addiction, other research has found that Tetris’ mental grasp can also diminish the intensity of hankerings and help game players fight off real-life dependencies.

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drchuck
14 hours ago
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Would someone please pass me my game controller? Thank you!
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ChrisDL
13 hours ago
*throws joystick*
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Uses of Bureaucracy

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Look, I don't know what I was thinking when I drew his hair. I guess he stopped off at an expensive salon on the way home.

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drchuck
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mooglemoogle
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Maybe that's true. But looking back he's had other characters (very occasionally, mind) with hair at least as complicated and didn't comment on it.
But Zach is also usually pretty good at avoiding stereotypes and ensuring his universe is diverse. So you're probably right, I'm probably reading too much into it and not giving him the benefit of the doubt.
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infogulch
1 day ago
I think you're overcomplicating it. Zach usually draws hair very simply and this guy's haircut is much more intricate than his normal. I think that's all he was commenting on.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Sacrifice

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I will never get tired of mystical beings interacting with lazy humans.

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drchuck
5 days ago
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Looks like one of the Knights who say Ni.
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Bad Mood Thesaurus

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Bad Mood Thesaurus

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drchuck
8 days ago
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Oooh, right in the subpoena.
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Vomiting Emoji

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My favorite might be U+1F609 U+1F93F WINKING FACE VOMITING.
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drchuck
9 days ago
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😧
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aneweducation
6 days ago
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Yeah these emojis are too lit for me lol
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JayM
8 days ago
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Is there a generic emoji representing emojis? That one vomiting on itself sounds good to me.

Get off my my lawn.

I have had this lawn, TCP/IP across non-private only links/systems aka Internet, since 1989 or so... UUCP and nn since 1985.
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dbt
9 days ago
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Vomiting statue of liberty, now there's a perfect use of emoji right now
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My favorite might be U+1F609 U+1F93F WINKING FACE VOMITING.

Invisible reCAPTCHA means no more clicking on kitten pictures to prove you’re carbon-based

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Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA means most humans won't have to jump through hoops - the algorithms will determine if you're a robot

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Kittens!
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