January 7, 2009

Playing Tetris Wipes Away Bad Memories After Trauma

More good news about video gaming, this time from Lifehacker.com:

According to researchers at Oxford University, playing the popular, classic puzzle game Tetris after a traumatic experience could significantly reduce emotional scars. Apparently Tetris — which requires serious brain power on your part — blocks your brain from storing those bad memories. The catch: It needs to be played immediately following the traumatic event, so break out your old Game Boys and stick 'em in your emergency kit.”

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