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Games Entertainment Science

Videogames Sharpen Player Vision 72

Posted by Zonk
from the yay-eye-razors dept.
Via GameSpot, the news on the University of Rochester site is that playing videogames can actually improve your vision. Games, especially action shooters, actually change the way your brain looks at the world. According to the findings of researchers Daphne Bavelier and Shawn Green, visual processing is enhanced through consistent play of complex graphical titles. Simple orientation tests were much easier for a group that played UT, compared to a group that only played Tetris.
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Videogames Sharpen Player Vision

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  • Interesting... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Vengeance (46019) on Wednesday February 07, 2007 @08:42AM (#17919350)
    My wife and I (yes, I know, this is /. and mentioning wives/girlfriends is controversial) have been playing Unreal Tournament on a regular basis for a while now. I wonder if that's got anything at all to do with my left eye's improvement in my last exam. I had to have my corrective lens prescription weakened a bit.
  • Not vision? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Dr. Eggman (932300) on Wednesday February 07, 2007 @08:47AM (#17919400)
    From they way they describe the test, it sounds less like it improved vision and more like it improved visual processing, which is nothing new.

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