Archives for April, 2014

Did violent video games contribute to the killing of Ann Maguire? Psychologists suggest some games increase aggression. Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Did violent video games contribute to the killing of Ann Maguire? Psychologists suggest some games increase aggression.   Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Various UK newspapers report that the pupil accused of stabbing teacher Ann Maguire to death is a fan of a violent video game promoted with the catchphrase “prepare to die”.   […]

Why was Shakespeare performed inside Broadmoor Hospital – a high-security psychiatric unit? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen

Why was Shakespeare performed inside Broadmoor Hospital – a high-security psychiatric unit?   Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Festivities on the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth celebrate the writer’s literary and story-telling skills, but recent academic studies suggest the Bard may have anticipated Sigmund Freud, and even modern neuroscience.     One new […]

Does the latest brain scanning research reveal your real religious belief – even more than Easter church attendance?   Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   A new brain scanning study has found that high personal importance of religion or spirituality in your life is associated with thicker cortex in several brain regions.   Some of […]