"So, we've been playing a lot of Tetris recently, and I guess I kind
of have it on the brain now," reads the caption that accompanies this comic
created by Daniel Sandler. When he created this comic in 2005, little did Daniel
know that researchers around the globe would be studying the effects Tetris and
other video games may have on the brain.
Tetris has thrilled and frustrated many folks over the years, but for some people
the game may provide important therapy.
News from researchers at Oxford University
points to how Tetris may reduce stress in people who have had been exposed to
traumatic events. The research on the game's effects is still early, and the
connection may extend to other games besides Tetris, but the link is extraordinary