Cooperation after eye contact: Gender matters

Researchers from the UB published an article in the journal Scientific Reports which analyses, through the prisoner's dilemma game, the willingness of people to cooperate when in pairs. A total of 374 people took part in ...

Playing mobile games at work is a productivity killer

A programmer at a prestigious IT company was ducking out of meetings, taking calls that didn't exist, hiding in the bathroom, and missing responsibilities. Her boss warned her to straighten up, but she was back at it a week ...

Online gamers provide real-world lessons in critical teamwork

First responders, disaster relief personnel, and members of the military depend on their teammates in order to succeed in their mission; however, the high costs of data collection have made understanding team dynamics difficult. ...

Promotional games at retail stores increase consumer spending

Shoppers who win retail discounts through scratch-off tickets or other games of chance are more likely to make a purchase, and spend more money, than customers offered standard discounts that apply to everyone, according ...

Game behavior can give a hint about player gender

Researchers from ITMO University report that they have predicted personality features such as gender using data from an online gaming platform. This is one of the first studies of machine learning applied to a large amount ...

'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers in Japan

In her online world, she is "Lady Beast", deftly operating her green monster Blanka in dizzying hand-to-hand streetfighting combat on the global professional gaming circuit.

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