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Videogames Sharpen Player Vision 72

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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  • Re:Not vision? (Score:3, Informative)

    by gEvil (beta) ( 945888 ) on Wednesday February 07, 2007 @09:43AM (#17919860)
    My thoughts exactly. Is it a question of your eyesight actually improving, or are you learning to pay more attention to smaller details happening around you? I'd say that it's probably more of the latter. However, constantly moving and refocusing your eyes on different things can have a slight effect on your eyesight.

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