Tetris Effect

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aradesh
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Tetris Effect

Post by aradesh » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:19 am

Been reading some wiki articles about various sleep disorders and hallucinations, and there is one called the "Tetris effect" . I think most players have experienced this with minesweeper where when you're falling asleep, you can see a minesweeper board and/or are playing minesweeper. Also minesweeper dreams are pretty common.

Now you know its medical name ^^

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Re: Tetris Effect

Post by EWQMinesweeper » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:06 pm

Another 2009 Oxford study suggests that playing Tetris-like video games may help prevent the development of traumatic memories. If the video game treatment is played soon after the traumatic event, the preoccupation with Tetris shapes is enough to prevent the mental recitation of traumatic images, thereby decreasing the accuracy, intensity, and frequency of traumatic reminders.
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Re: Tetris Effect

Post by Judith Sunrise » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:47 pm

Yeah, when your mind is doing integrals and minesweeper simultaneously, you'll probably won't be able to sleep. I know that from experience.

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Re: Tetris Effect

Post by Tommy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:19 am

Oddly enough, I don't have this often [anymore]. But that is probably because I am pretty much done fundamentally and completely understanding patterns...
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