April 18, 2006

Duke Nukem sheds light on brain

Ever thought there was a relation between sleep and videogames, especially Duke Nukem? You might want to read up on this study by Belgian scientists, who used Duke Nukem as a test subject in a sleep study. Here's what they did:

To test the theory, the researchers gave the volunteers place-finding missions in a virtual city created in the Duke Nukem game. After an initial period of training to get used to the virtual terrain, the gamers were asked to find landmarks around the city while the scientists mapped their brain activity with MRI.

Check it out, it's an interesting read.

Posted by Joe Siegler on April 18, 2006 at 1:29 PM | Permalink | Discuss this story on our forums
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