Carrot sticks or joysticks: Video games improve vision

Gideon P. Caplovitz, Sabine Kastner

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Playing action-based video games has been shown to improve attentional processing. A study now finds that it also induces long-lasting improvements in contrast sensitivity, a basic visual function that commonly deteriorates with age. These improvements do not happen for an equivalent group who played a non-action video game.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-528
Number of pages2
JournalNature neuroscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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