Computer games stop you feeling pain(Paper article)
A popular newspaper wrote an article today based on a new book called 'The Rough Guide To The Brain'.
Apparently, one of the discoveries is that Computer Games stop you feeling pain. Here is the mini article printed in the newspaper in full:
Computer games stop you feeling pain: Burns victims who play virtual-reality games while having wounds dressed suffer less pain. Scans confirm that pain activity in the brain is reduced when patients play a PC game. Dr Gibb says: "They suffer a fraction of the pain and need fewer drugs."
Reason:busying brain cells with video games distracts the brain from what's going on preventing pain signals from getting through.
I can't really think of anything to add, I'm sure you can all see why I posted this.
p.s. On a more off topic note, here is another mini article from the same page:
Advertising really does affect your brain: Brain scans prove it. The brain stores brand information without us even realising it, usually in the hippocampus section, where long-term memories are kept.
When we see or hear and ad linked to that product, the brain dips into its files to retrieve any information it already has.
We may not realise it buy it does affect our choice of product.
Reason: The brain records everything - even information we don't think is important.