maandag 28 mei 2012

Tetris against PTSD

According to Lalitha Iyadurai and Ella James of Oxford University playing Tetris may help against PTSD. Their experiment involved having people see a disturbing film and then either having them play Tetris or do nothing inside the 6-hour period in which the brain is believed to permanently store the memories. People who played the game had less flashbacks. This is at some distance from having soldiers play games after a battle or in therapy (where it might work while storing the reprocessed memory). But it could work. Interesting is also the movie Let there be light from 1946 that documents treatment of WW II veterans for PTSD. There is no copyright on the movie.

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