Well, maybe not cured, but honed. Playing action-packed video games, "significantly sharpens vision, enabling gamers to see tiny, tightly packed letters more clearly." So says a new study to be published in Psychological Science
Not only are us gamers sexier than the general public, but we have better hand-eye coordination, the ability to find a target amongst a sea of objects, the ability to monitor multiple items at once, and to keep track of a stream of objects flying by. Now, add to that list sharper vision.
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Interestingly, in the study, the improvement was seen in subjects who played Unreal Tournament
and not in subjects who played Tetris
. There are two points here. First, the Tetris
subjects were probably so haunted by visions of falling blocks that they simply became non-functional. Second, how do the researchers know that it isn't violent games that cause vision to be enhanced? Hmm? Hmm?