October 22, 2018
Archives  News  Gaming Improves Pain Tolerance  

Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Gaming Improves Pain Tolerance
8:26 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Gamasutra recently featured a study from the Wheeling Jesuit University suggesting that video games can be effective distractions from pain. The study, titled "Effects of Video Game Play On Pain Threshold And Tolerance," examined the psychological effects of gaming on pain sufferers. The six categories of games examined were action, puzzle, arcade, fighting, sports, and boxing with pain tolerance increases greatest for sports and fighting games. All the games provided some increased tolerance for pain.

"These gaming distractions may be most helpful in children and young adults undergoing painful procedures or suffering from chronic pain, as these individuals comprise the largest gamer demographics," said the study's creator Dr. Bryan Raudenbush.
To read more check out the Gamasutra link below.

Gamasutra: Pain Tolerance

Other Mac Games News for Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Salvo! to Add Multiplayer Capability - Testers Needed10:14 AM
IMG Reviews The Incredibles: When Danger Calls8:27 AM
• Gaming Improves Pain Tolerance8:26 AM
iGame Radio Now Available as a Podcast8:26 AM
Survey Says In-Game Advertising Highly Effective8:26 AM
Transcend Now Available8:26 AM
Walk Of Game - Voting Has Begun8:26 AM
Warcraft III Updated8:26 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, October 5, 2005 on one page

Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Battle for Wesnoth 1.0 Released8:00 AM
Defense Alliance 28:00 AM
First Star Online 2 Released8:00 AM
Hidden Worlds Of Warcraft8:00 AM
Little Gods Reviewed8:00 AM
Luxtoberfest In Progress8:00 AM
Neverwinter Nights Community Tileset Project Screenshots8:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Tuesday, October 4, 2005 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Monday, October 3, 2005
Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  Gaming Improves Pain Tolerance