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Wednesday, February 7

Maybe FPS Ain't So Bad After All

Researchers at the University of Rochester made subjects play games like Unreal Tournament for a few hours a day over the course of a month. Then something incredible happened:

Subjects "improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters presented in clutter--a visual acuity test similar to ones used in regular ophthalmology clinics."

Or to put it another way, playing Halo could improve your performance on a standard eye chart.

Interestingly, the effect only showed up in games like Unreal Tournament--not in games like Tetris.

The researchers have, at least in their own minds, ruled out the possibility that the eye itself is changing, which leaves only one alternative--that playing action video games actually re-wires the brain's visual system.

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