Video Games are Good for You: “… activation of mesolimbic circuits is driven primarily by the interactive or participatory nature of gameplay, as opposed to the vivid, dynamic sensory stream it generates”

…activation of mesolimbic circuits is driven primarily by the interactive or participatory nature of gameplay, as opposed to the vivid, dynamic sensory stream it generates Because reward-related neural activity often peaks transiently in response to the appearance or anticipation of motivationally-relevant stimuli, primary analyses assessed effects of interactive gameplay on reward-related mesolimbic activation during the […]

Birdsong and Music Stimulate Same Brain Parts

Two studies on audio signaling thru birdsong songs and mating states:Birdsong study pecks theory that music is uniquely human (Medical Xpress)—A bird listening to birdsong may experience some of the same emotions as a human listening to music, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows, published in Frontiers of Evolutionary Neuroscience. “We found that: the […]