More Games and Military

I recently came across an article about video games helping veterans control their combat dreams. Note that these soldiers aren’t diagnosed with PTSD. The article says that the “higher-gaming” group, veterans who played “hardcore” games (Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, etc.) and played more often, often felt more in-control of their dreams, that they were less intense, and that they could fight back. Their lower gamer category (people who played less often and tended to play more casual games) often felt more helpless than their higher-gaming counterparts.

It’s an interesting article about how games can be applied for something other than entertainment (not necessarily learning, but definitely an important application) and I hope you all take the chance to at least skim over it.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/03/can-video-games-quell-nightmar.html

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. jrubel
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 10:42:48

    I think this is a very interesting topic to look at. It has been found that playing video games before bedtime may give people an unusual level of awareness and control in their dreams. Findings show that video games could provide an edge when fighting nightmares or mental trauma. This is a similar article that shows how video games have advantages in regards to this aspect.

    http://www.livescience.com/6521-video-gamers-control-dreams-study-suggests.html

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