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#1 JEN

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Posted October 06, 2009 - 09:22 AM

Playing the classic puzzle game Tetris can boost your brain power, according to a new study.

Researchers have found regular playing of the game can improve complex planning skills, critical thinking, reasoning and language. Tetris requires players to think quickly by slotting various-sized cascading blocks into homogenous shapes on the screen.

The study is one of the first to use MRI scanning technology to investigate the effects of game-playing on the brain. Tetris, played by millions of people on everything from mobiles to PCs, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its release.

The three-month study, by the Mind Research Network, found adolescent girls who played Tetris not only displayed greater brain efficiency, but developed a thicker brain cortex, a sign of increased grey matter.


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Has anyone ever sat for hours just playing this game...? I have. :unsure:

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Posted October 06, 2009 - 09:24 AM

Tetris is awesome :rock: but i don't play it regularly

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Posted November 18, 2009 - 09:05 PM

I used to have it on the DS back when I had one and I could play that game for hours for sure. Sometimes I'd just keep playing and trying to break my own points record and there were other cool mini-games in that game as well, different types of puzzle games, really made you think.
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Posted November 20, 2009 - 05:18 PM

This report is a Fraud
I've played Tetris for hours n hours:
day after day, month after month, year after year and I haven't gotten any smarter. I should be a genius by now but I'm still a dumb :censored: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :omg: :omg:
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Posted November 24, 2009 - 12:22 AM

This report is a Fraud
I've played Tetris for hours n hours:
day after day, month after month, year after year and I haven't gotten any smarter. I should be a genius by now but I'm still a dumb :censored: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :omg: :omg:



no. just imagine how much dumber you would be if you haven't played tetris. jk!

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Posted November 24, 2009 - 08:37 AM

no. just imagine how much dumber you would be if you haven't played tetris. jk!

I've met people who had no clue what Tetris was. :unsure:




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