Brief About Me Autobiographical Excerpts Rough Work Step in through the window, please Balm
When I go to school, I catch a bus that allows me to arrive about twenty minutes to half an hour early to class. This morning was no exception. As I entered the classroom, this really great song came out (Kennedy’s “Karate”) and so I dropped my bag to the floor, walked into the middle of the class where there is the most space (it’s like a u-shape facing the podium) and started trying to moonwalk.
I just kept trying and trying, you know, switching the weight or whatever, and I noticed twinges coming from my left foot. I just tried to power through or whatever until I couldn’t even stand on it anymore and limped towards my seat with thoughts and worst-case scenarios of permanent damage. I took off my shoe and started rubbing my foot and almost cried.
Strangely enough, it’s mostly okay now, but like, man, I thought I’d severely impaired my walking ability or whatever. It was probs just a minor sprain or something, but like yeah. I just wanted to share this anticlimactic story with you. I was seriously worried.
1/8 pages. Just intro. Because MLA generously allocates a quarter of the page just for formatting, I’m one page in.
“Kiss Proof” ( Feb.1970. Archie Giant Series Magazine, Issue #171.)
My mother bought Archie comics to persuade my brother to read. I started reading them too, and then developed all of my schemata for interpersonal relationships, but I was too young to really get what was going, I think.
Video game ‘exercise’ for an hour a day may enhance certain cognitive skills
Regular game play improves performance on tasks that use similar mental processes as video game
Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to research published March 13 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Adam Chie-Ming Oei and Michael Donald Patterson of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Non-gamer participants played five different games on their smartphones for an hour a day, five days of the week for one month. Each participant was assigned one game. Some played games like Bejeweled where participants matched three identical objects or an agent-based virtual life simulation like The Sims, while others played action games or had to find hidden objects, as in Hidden Expedition.
After this month of ‘training’, the researchers found that people who had played the action game had improved their capacity to track multiple objects in a short span of time, while hidden object, match three objects and spatial memory game players improved their performance on visual search tasks. Though previous studies have reported that action games can improve cognitive skills, the authors state that this is the first study that compared multiple video games in a single study and show that different skills can be improved by playing different games. They add that video games don’t appear to cause a general improvement in mental abilities. Rather like muscles that can be trained with repetitive actions, repeated use of certain cognitive processes in video games can improve performance on other tasks as well.