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Carrot sticks or joysticks: video games improve vision

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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.

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  1. Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. gcaplovi@princeton.edu  skastner@princeton.edu

    • Gideon P Caplovitz
    •  & Sabine Kastner

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