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Nature Neuroscience 12, 549 - 551 (2009)
Published online: 29 March 2009 | doi:10.1038/nn.2296

Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game training

Renjie Li1, Uri Polat2, Walter Makous1 & Daphne Bavelier1

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The contrast sensitivity function (CSF) is routinely assessed in clinical evaluation of vision and is the primary limiting factor in how well one sees. CSF improvements are typically brought about by correction of the optics of the eye with eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. We found that the very act of action video game playing also enhanced contrast sensitivity, providing a complementary route to eyesight improvement.

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  1. Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department and Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA.
  2. Goldschleger Eye Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Correspondence to: Daphne Bavelier1 e-mail: daphne@cvs.rochester.edu



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