Tetris players are not block heads
Playing the computer game boosted brain’s gray matter
By Laura Sanders, 12:22 PM September 4, 2009
Sinking blocks and clearing lines in Tetris may pay off with more than just a high score. Playing the classic shape-fitting computer game, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, for just three months may boost the size and efficiency of parts of the brain, a study published September 1 in BMC Research Notes finds.
“This is a fascinating result,” comments Pascale Michelon of Washington University in St. Louis. “It confirms how plastic the brain is.”
Brain scans revealed that cert...
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