Feb 10, 2007

Play more games, people!

We all know that sight is our greatest asset. The more we can see from the saddle, the easier it is for us to rider safely, ride faster etc. So here's a research study after my own heart. Take that tic tac toe. More power to you, MGS, UT, Doom, Quake, GoW etc.

Video games that contain high levels of action, such as Unreal Tournament, can actually improve your vision.

Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month 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.

In essence, playing video game improves your bottom line on a standard eye chart.

The full report is here. The study was conducted by Daphne Bavelier and Shawn Green (in pic, Photo: University of Rochester)

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