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Postby zepfan » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:11 pm

If I'd known this earlier i wouldn't have gotten that laser eye surgery a few years ago.

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters Life!) - Video game addicts, rejoice: U.S. researchers have found that playing is actually good for your eyes, and despite all those dire warnings from your parents, it won't make you blind.

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A study by the University of Rochester showed that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved their vision by about 20 percent.

"Action video game play changes the way our brains process visual information," Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, said in the study published on the university's Web site, http://www.rochester.edu, on Tuesday.

"These games push the human visual system to the limits and the brain adapts to it. That learning carries over into other activities and possibly everyday life."

Bavelier and a graduate student tested college students who had played very few, if any, video games in the last year.

Test subjects were given an eye test similar to the one used at regular eye clinics and then divided into two groups -- one played shoot-em-up action games for an hour a day while the control group played a less visually complex game.

Their vision was tested after the study, with those who played the action game scoring better in the eye test.

The researchers said their findings could help patients with several types of visual defects.


link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070207/us_ ... _vision_dc
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Postby sox 06 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:31 pm

Just one more reason to play :-B ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:00 pm

Hahah in my girlfriends face!!
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Postby LukeW9027 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:33 pm

Alright!
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Postby APAP » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:40 am

Now I have another good excuse when my parents say something to the extent of "Get off that thing you're frying your brain" ;-D
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Postby casem2k2 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:35 am

Ha YES! Makes me want to play even more!
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Postby RWLongy4 » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:57 pm

I've played First Person Shooters for years and the really fast paced games have definitely improved my reflexes. Improved vision is just icing on the cake. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:27 pm

RWLongy4 wrote:I've played First Person Shooters for years and the really fast paced games have definitely improved my reflexes. Improved vision is just icing on the cake. ;-D


Agreed me too ;-D
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Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:15 pm

Really? Because they make mine hurt, guess it's like a workout, if you'r e not sore you ain't doing it right.
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Postby sportsaddict » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:52 pm

I don't really play video games very often and my eyes are horrible. Figures. :-b
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