Playing Tetris After Traumatic Event Reduces Occurrence of Negative Flashbacks

I found quite an interesting article today. Here’s some background information. Researchers conducted an experiment on healthy subjects and showed them a traumatic film with graphic images. Dr Emily Holmes from Oxford University says;

Our latest findings suggest Tetris is still effective as long as it’s played within a four hour window after viewing a stressful film‘.

She adds, ‘Whilst playing Tetris can reduce flashback type memories without wiping out the ability to make sense of the event, we have shown that not all computer games have this beneficial effect – some may have a detrimental effect on how people deal with traumatic memories‘.

Wow! Who’d think that a classic puzzle game would have such an effect? Also highlighted in the article, games which have the player answer general knowledge questions actually increase the¬†occurrence¬†of flashbacks. Link to the article here. Credits to Oxford University.


First Blog Post

Well well, my first blog post. Let me introduce myself. I’m Tat. Often people would ask, “Is that short for something?” No, that’s my real name.

The main purpose of this blog is to unload my thoughts and write about certain things in my life or maybe even be a source of entertainment as time passes. It could also be considered as a chronicle from pre-university me, ’til I graduate, and most possibly beyond, in which I can look back on; though it is inevitable the theme of my writings will shift between different topics as I do not plan to focus on anything specific.

This would also be a new experience to me as I have never blogged before.