Under the Radar

Tetris vs. PTSD

Some of you may remember last year's story about a UK study that suggested that Tetris might be helpful in treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The final version of the study is out and it suggests that the falling shapes help block out trauma-causing images when the game is played within a certain time period after the subject sees the images. The experiments now move from the lab to clinical settings, so it'll be a while before we know how effective the game might be as treatment for our returning vets.

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