Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Playing Tetris Could Boost Your Brain Power

More evidence that playing games, stratigy games, can be good for your brain (Berman Post: Video Games/Facebook Make You Smarter, Twitter/YouTube Make You Dumber?). This time it is Tetris.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,561043,00.html

"Researchers have found regular playing of the game can improve complex planning skills, critical thinking, reasoning and language. Tetris requires players to think quickly by slotting various-sized cascading blocks into homogenous shapes on the screen.

The study is one of the first to use MRI scanning technology to investigate the effects of game-playing on the brain.
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