A brain-boosting video game

A new study suggests that playing Tetris builds gray matter

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM September 16, 2009

In the video game Tetris, players try to pack as many shapes as possible into a small space. According to a new study, that’s not all they’re doing: Scientists found a connection between playing Tetris and the size of part of the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitting together differently shaped blocks in Tetris changes the brain, a new study finds.

 

Fitting together differently shaped blocks in Tetris changes the brain, a new study finds.

 

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It sounds like a joke, but the study uses serious science. A team of three researchers from Canada and the United States scanned the brains ...

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