Medical News Today: How Pokémon characters can help us understand the brain

Researchers from Stanford University in California have found that extensive exposure to video games, such as Pokémon, during childhood activates certain regions of the brain. A recent study used Pokémon to inform neuroscience. Pokémon is a media franchise that dates back to 1995. It involves fictional creatures called “Pokémon.” Players have to catch and train…

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Audra Boltion, Michael Ortiz

Audra Latrice Boltion and Michael Vincent Ortiz were married May 11 at St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. The Rev. Guy Sbordone performed the ceremony. Ms. Boltion, 46, is the president of the Boltion Group Public Relations, which specializes in entertainment, brand management and book publishing; it is based in Brooklyn. She graduated…

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Theresa Guo, Joon Suh

Dr. Theresa Wen Wen Guo and Joon Suh were married May 11 at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, a hotel in Cleveland. The Rev. Che Kim, a Presbyterian minister, officiated. Dr. Guo, 33, is completing her otolaryngology residency training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In July, she is to continue her training…

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Stella Klemperer, Shuman Chakrabarty

Stella Mushabac Klemperer and Shuman Kumar Chakrabarty were married May 11 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Krishna Varanasi, a Hindu priest, officiated. Immediately following, Jane Mushabac, an aunt of the bride, led the couple in an exchange of their vows and rings. The couple met at Cornell, from which they each received M.B.A. degrees. Ms. Klemperer,…

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