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A Pokémon-sized window into the human brain

Every person develops brain regions to recognize people, places and things; these regions end up in similar locations across brains. However, people who played Pokémon extensively as children also have a region that responds more to Pokémon than anything else, and its location is likely determined by the size of the Pokémon on the video game player’s screen.

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Janini, D., Konkle, T. A Pokémon-sized window into the human brain. Nat Hum Behav 3, 552–553 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0594-6

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