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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


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