Tetris can fix that brain of yours
Feeling like you’ve got some bad memories about to come on? No need to see a shrink; just play Tetris!
Video games get a lot of flack these days. They’re often blamed for bad parenting, gun control, excessive drinking & drug use, causing mental anguish, over-competitiveness, and violence among other things.
The Tetris players were found to have less memory of the disturbing imagery than those who hadn’t played.According to researchers, this Tetris technique works because of how much of the brain is used to play the old Russian puzzle game. There is a catch, however. There’s always a catch, isn’t there? To get the Tetris memory fix to work, people have to play Tetris almost immediately after the bad memories have formed in the mind… which means testing this theory requires carrying the game around with you at all times. So probably best to carry that old Game Boy, Nintendo DS, or stick Tetris on your iPhone as an “in case of emergency” sort of thing. Source: CNet