Skip to comments.Study: Tetris Is Good for Your Brain
Posted on 10/06/2009 11:05:38 AM PDT by Joiseydude
Playing the classic puzzle game Tetris can boost your brain power, according to a new study.
The three-month study, by the Mind Research Network, found adolescent girls who played Tetris not only displayed greater brain efficiency, but developed a thicker brain cortex, a sign of increased grey matter.
Clinical neuropsychologist Dr Rex Jung said one of the most surprising findings of brain research in the past five years was that juggling game play increased grey matter in the motor areas of the brain. Study co-author Dr Richard Haier said Tetris had proved useful for brain researchers.
"Tetris for the brain is quite complex," he said. "It requires many cognitive processes like attention, hand-eye co-ordination, memory and visual spatial problem solving all working together quickly.
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I believe this, along with most puzzle games certain RPG’s are good too.
It can’t be good for your brain when you try to sleep and you see an endless cascade of falling blocks and you can’t stop flipping and shifting them...
I played Tetris the most when my first baby was napping. It doesn’t do much good for “mommy brain.”
It cant be good for your brain when you try to sleep and you see an endless cascade of falling blocks and you cant stop flipping and shifting them...
I had a similar experience with slot machines. This is why I don’t gamble.
I know what you mean. When Doom first came out I used to play it for hours, but than when I went to sleep and closed my eyes all I could see was myself running down corridors as you might find in Doom.
This is actually good news for daughter.
My daughter has a brain injury with mainly problems in the motor area in her brain.
She loves to play tetris. I guess now I can’t discourage it.
Here is another good games
Looks like I did good as a teen ;)
I play Tetris II a fair amount. I think it helps you recognize and evaluate different possibilities very quickly.
why are they doing all these Tetris studies? ps-i play it on my cell phone daily.
Tetris,like many classic and polular games,has a simple set of rules,but takes effort to master.
Many games are so complex they cease to be fun,and instead are so tedious that they soon go into the storage closet.
RPG - rocket propelled grenade?
Looks like a dragonfly on acid.
Role playing game
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That explains why I am so freakin’ smart!
That is SOOOO true - about laying down and your brain still “playing”! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has experienced that though.
EXCELLENT! Now I can report to my friend that all those HOURS we used to kill at her house after school playing Tetris was actually GOOD for us! Of course, doing our homework might have been BETTER! LOL
If you’re really good at Tetris, you should try a game on Worldwinner.com. They’ve got a game called Monopoly Downtown, which is a Tetris-like game that is pretty fun.
If you’re really good at hand-eye coordination, you can make some money playing. I’m pretty good, but not anywhere what the best players can do. I usually score in the 3,200-3,400 range and the best players score near 3,800 or more.
You get 4 minutes to try and complete 2 grids of Monopoly-type properties using Tetris pieces. Even if you’re not that good at it, they’ll place you in a lower-skilled bracket so you won’t have to compete against the sharks, until you start winning a lot. Then they’ll move you to a higher bracket.
My favorite game is Scrabble Cubes! I’m really good at that one. I’m not one of the VERY best players, but I’m probably in the top 0.1%. The lousy part is, I have to play against the other players in the top 0.1%, and that’s why I don’t play for money most of the time, unless they have tournaments where the top 20 or 30 get some cash.
You can play for free too, you don’t have to play for money!
There was a great documentary about Tetris called “Tetris -From Russia With Love” here’s a clip:
Well worth watching.