Video games could help dogs stay young

Miley and Tiara don’t look like geeks addicted to their screens. These two short-haired collars have convinced researchers that video games can help canine brains stay young. The two animals participated in a large scientific study at the Vienna Veterinary Faculty in which several hundred dogs, aged six years and over, were trained to use a screen from the tip of their nose. Objective: to see if regular computer activities, stimulating canine neurons, can slow the degeneration observed with age. The first results of the study, released last month, are very encouraging: “In the laboratory, old dogs have responded positively to cognitive training, willingly using screen games for educational purposes,” writes the university in a statement. The dogs tested, even among the oldest, became familiar with the interactive screens and learned the exercises developed by the scientists. The study opens up new perspectives for managing canine ageing, says the Viennese team. “Sometimes we tend to think that we’ll leave them alone on the sofa to sleep all day with old dogs,” Lisa Wallis, one of the authors of the study, explained to AFP. “But by doing so, we are not doing them any good,” says the cognitive

Top of the best dogs in video games

Man’s best friend. The revelation of a four-legged companion for Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made us realize that while the Internet belongs to cats, video games have more than one canine to promote. Thanks in part to Nintendogs. But this TOP is not about hairballs just there to catch a Frisbee and let yourself be caressed. We are talking about warriors, musicians, snoopers, deities and even dogs who embarrass us when we play badly. Do you know who we’re talking about? You have other names that come to mind, since this ranking is, as usual, not the absolute truth? The comments are there to help you share. Without showing the teeth, please. Have a good reading! 5. Riley – Call of Duty : Ghosts Unveiled during the Xbox One reveal on May 21, 2013 and the presentation of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Riley’s presence was greeted in a rather unexpected way. This German shepherd motion captured, both support and playable during the campaign literally stole the show thanks to the magic of the Internet. It didn’t take long before a parodic account (CollarDuty) became Twitter’s new darling and the lol spread. Normal.