Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hey! You got your D&D in my Psych. study! No, you got your psych study in my D&D!

My adolescent self would be thrilled with this development: A psychologist at the University of British Columbia was struggling to figure out a research protocol that would allow him to test whether people automatically look at others' eyes or if they are just looking at the centers of faces. He explained the problem to his son, and together they figured out how to use images from the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual to figure out a new experimental protocol! And adults thought I was wasting my youth with all those hours of D&D... :)

12-year-old uses Dungeons and Dragons to help scientist dad with his research

posted by Rob McEntarffer

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