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Eyesight shown to improve with the very act of action video game playing

Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game train

by: Renjie Li, Uri Polat, Walter Makous & Daphne Bavelier
Nature Neuroscience 12, 549 - 551 (3/29/2009)

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.

Renjie Li, Walter Makous & Daphne Bavelier: Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department and Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA.

Uri Polat: Goldschleger Eye Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Israel.


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