Sales-Motivated Tetris Study Claims Tetris Improves Brain Function

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A number of game sites around the web are reporting on "a scientific study that used brain imaging and Tetris to investigate whether practice makes the brain efficient because it increases gray matter." The study concluded that girls who practiced playing Tetris had a thicker cortex, indicating that play can change the brain's structure, possibly improving the ability of the subjects' ability to perform "complex, coordinated movements." Keep in mind that the study was funded by Blue Planet Software (the sole agent for the Tetris Company), and the study was performed by Dr. Richard Haier, who is retained as a consultant by the Tetris Company. So take the whole thing with a grain of salt. Heck... keep the whole shaker.

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