September 23, 2011

Rituals, overeating, and...stale popcorn?

Baseball game = hot dog.

Carnival = cotton candy.

Birthday = cake.

And, of course, movie theater = popcorn.

Our culture dictates these rituals, and we are happy to comply. But does this sense of ritual subconsciously force us to continue eating, even if a particular serving isn't quite so yummy?

September 15, 2011

BAM BAM! Shooting down video game myths

To my gaming readers: chances are that you aren't a gamer because you want to boost your cognitive abilities.

You have likely, however, been reassured by scientific evidence in the past decade suggesting that video games can do just that.