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Violent Video Games Cause Agression

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 20:58

Scientists have warned for years that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive.

The researchers found that participants who played “Call of Duty,” “Hitman,” “Killzone” and “Grand Theft Auto,” were more aggressive – than participants who played a nonviolent game. In addition, for participants that had not played many violent video games before completing the study, playing a violent game in the lab caused a reduced brain response to photos of violence – an indicator of desensitization. Moreover, this reduced brain response predicted participants’ aggression levels: the smaller the brain response to violent photos, the more aggressive participants were. Participants who spent a lot of time playing violent video games before the study showed small brain response to violent photos, regardless of which type of game they played in the lab.

FREE MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 20:22

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 • 2 pm • Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway at 246 Street)
David Gilbert-Papo Vazquez-Halley Gilbert

Free Concert by City Island Musician

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 13:39

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAIc7_hre3k

Ms.Yirong Chen, who has performed and played her Chinese classical instrument all over the world will offer a free area concert.

Yirong Chen will be performing on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 1P Free Admission
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
914-667-4116

City Island Images...

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:47

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NYPD Enforcing Bike Laws

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 00:38

NYC Cops say they're cracking down in response to citizen gripes about unsafe cyclists riding on city sidewalks.

Salute Fleet Week

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 00:26

A fleet of nine Navy and Coast Guard ships has arrived on the West Side of New York City.

City Island Issues

Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 16:15

Mayor wants to close Firehouse ladder 53, our property values are dropping, the avenue has too many speeding vehicles, one of our barbers was busted, and our citizens continue helping each other out...etc.

City Island Memorial Day Parade

Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:01
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City Island's Annual Memorial Day Parade will start at 2:3P this year. For the first time ever, a local high school band will march and perform along the parade route.