09 May 2009

Gaming Improves Eye Vision

According to research in Nature Neuroscience, the video games that involve high levels of action, such as first-person-shooter games can increase a player's real-world vision, that means our eye vision can improve by playing action games more!

Now we can tell our parents that they should give us more time to play action games, stop nagging us!

Moreover action video games decrease visual crowding and increases visual attention. Contrast sensitivity is the primary limiting factor in how well a person can see. Contrast sensitivity is often one of the first aspects of vision to be affected by ageing. It can also be affected by conditions such as amblyopia, known as "lazy eye".

I can imagine now that the games help us pay more attention like who shot us at the back or in front or other angle....Now we can spend less money on spectacles and more on online action games or offline action games!

Tel Aviv University tested the contrast sensitivity function of 22 students, then divided them into two groups: One group played the action video games "Unreal Tournament 2004" and "Call of Duty 2." The second group played "The Sims 2," which is a richly visual game, but does not include the level of visual-motor coordination of the other group's games. The volunteers played 50 hours of their assigned games over the course of 9 weeks. At the end of the training, the students who played the action games showed an average 43% improvement in their ability to discern close shades of gray—close to the difference she had previously observed between game players and non-game players—whereas the Sims players showed none.

I wonder does it even include the Rakion game I play?

The article did said that after the action gaming our vision will have a positive effect eventhough there is no certain percentage of how much but it is an improvement. Though I wonder beside the eyes get the effects does it comes with side effects too?

source : Video games 'can improve vision'.
Action Video Games Improve Vision.

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day-dreamer said...

I think it will still harm the eye if done excessively. Haha.

EliteVillain said...

LOL yes the research conducted with 50 hours for 9 weeks on the 22 students.
I agree with long hours will only do harm to the eyes and the eyes will feel fatigue too :)

Sheng Loong said...

My eye sight power has increased a bit as a result of staying in front of my laptop for long hours everyday for the past 1 year. Looks like I have to start playing some games now. Lol.

EliteVillain said...

lol Sheng Loong are you sure your eye sight been better? haha or just another excuses to play more computer games? :P

R@Y.^_^ @nGEL said...

haha..really ? ..really a good point for support those ppl sit at CC for whole day and nite..haha..when they see ur post .will be more actively participate at gaming...

But my little brother wear spec because of gaming so much ..haha =.=

EliteVillain said...

only ACTION games (like first-person-shooter games) will help improve eye vision...other than that won't do much much help :)