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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject: Video Games are good for your eye. Reply with quote

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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.

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, 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.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

atleast something is coming good out of playing video games. I play Socom all the time, its an addicting game, and now it helps me brian Tire la langue

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I never knew that. Interesting study! Très content

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now Wii Sports is good ofr me in two different ways! Tire la langue
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! It's incredible!

I knew that using videogames, cell phones and instant messaging intensively is causing our thumbs to become more agile than ever! Some scientists say that this is a very good example of evolution in action; older generations (like yours truly! Tire la langue ) are not as dexter and quick with the fingers as kids 15 and younger. ^^

Now this gives me a new excuse to consider purchasing a WII... Bravo I mean, that seems a lot easier to understand than the classic, oh-so-hated Nintendo Gamecube controls... XD
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking of thumbs, I tend to get problems with mine when I use them repetitively on certain things. I had to get rid of my old original Gameboy because with the buttons being small it was causing me problems with my hands, where I'd get a lot of aching and found it hard to use any pressure.

I had heard in the past that some games increase eye to hand coordination.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradclarke wrote:
atleast something is coming good out of playing video games. I play Socom all the time, its an addicting game, and now it helps me brian Tire la langue

Helps your Brian? Is your name Brian? Do you know a Brian? Is your best friend named Brian? Oh you mean Brain Très content Très content Très content Très content

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coool... I must have a good vision Tire la langue

On the oher hand, it's not so good for the wrists Hum...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow that's good news for me, I spend 3 hours on video games like every day. I have an xbox 360.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 hours Surpris Wow !

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can type pretty quick with two hands, and I play too much video games myself.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol you think 3 hours is bad? I really need to get a job for weekends, and if I had a license i would get a job too. Cause weekends that's all I do. Sadly I have no life.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you need a licence to get a job or do you mean a driving licence so that you can drive to places?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't say 3 hours video gaming is bad... I just said that it's more than I can do Tire la langue

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind you if I play some games I spend more than three hours on such as Sim City or Pizza Connection before realising it. basically Simulator building ones.

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