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Apparently Pac-Man slows down our brains

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I’m a big fan of infographics, useless little nuggets of information spattered around an image are easier for me to digest than a lengthy wall of words.

And according to this latest infographic that could well be because playing Pac-Man apparently slows down brain activity. Granted they’ve put it in a way that makes it sound good because it reduces anxiety but I’m not sure slowing down my brain is as positive a side effect as they make it sound.

Some of the other things playing games helps with hand eye co-ordination and helping with strategic planning. So just a few more hours of Titanfall and I can confidently plan and place my fist through someone’s face… hmm maybe video games do make us violent after all.

Take a look and let me know if you believe any of the information on this infographic from LibertyGames

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Last Updated: March 19, 2014

36 Comments

  1. RinceIsIngwer

    March 19, 2014 at 12:08

    Meditation also slows brain activities, certainly not a bad thing.

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    • ToshZA

      March 19, 2014 at 12:13

      Plus being online teaches you how to debate effectively with the millions of different opinions. Every one of them being absolutely correct.

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      • RinceIsIngwer

        March 19, 2014 at 12:18

        And each opinion having evidence other than ‘cus I believe so’ 😉 But too much of this is going to make your brain very slow 😉 http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1353594/xbox-kinect-fail-o.gif

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        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          March 19, 2014 at 12:21

          #dying

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        • ToshZA

          March 19, 2014 at 12:24

          HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 19, 2014 at 12:28

          The evil Kinect never wanted us to know.

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          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 19, 2014 at 12:33

            Haha 🙂

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 19, 2014 at 12:13

      haha

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  2. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 19, 2014 at 12:12

    Paku Paku!

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  3. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 19, 2014 at 12:14

    Soooo, since Pacman is Lazygamer’s logo….does that mean the Lagz staff are slow?

    😛

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    • ToshZA

      March 19, 2014 at 12:14

      Some of them are. 😀 *RUNS

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    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      March 19, 2014 at 12:46

      I suspect it also means that they are incredibly placid and Zen individuals. In other words.. they’re all probably stoned all day. Every day.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    March 19, 2014 at 12:14

    Only 40% of the online population played a BF4 in the last 12 months. The other 60% games kept crashing

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  5. Sk3tz0

    March 19, 2014 at 12:15

    And I bet playing 2 hrs of Dark Souls induces Rage and Depression 😛

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 19, 2014 at 12:16

      Adrenalin as well. Then ecstasy when you beat a boss.

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    • ToshZA

      March 19, 2014 at 12:17

      Well, at least some people actually manage to beat the first monster in the game.

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  6. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 19, 2014 at 12:16

    Why are they using a hipster in that infographic…..Already they lost all credibility…

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 19, 2014 at 12:23

      It’s not a true hipster… he’s not holding an iPhone.

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  7. Sk3tz0

    March 19, 2014 at 12:17

    um… is Huffing video games same as Huffing paint thinners. ???

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 19, 2014 at 12:50

      Is that a real question???

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  8. Sk3tz0

    March 19, 2014 at 12:20

    “Action games such as Call of Duty can improve contrast sensitivity, giving better eyesight” ya cuz they realise that is a shit game and that each new addition to the franchise gets shittier and shittier..

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    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 19, 2014 at 12:22

      Not because it takes acute eyesight see anything different in each iteration? 🙂

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 19, 2014 at 12:23

        I spotted a dog in the new one. Not much else though.

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        • ToshZA

          March 19, 2014 at 12:24

          The way the fish move is pretty realistic this time around. Those subtle swishes in one way or the other.

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  9. TiMsTeR1033

    March 19, 2014 at 12:23

    The proof has always been that playing games can lead to making us better humans, either smarter, have superior hand eye coordination and great memories.
    In all honesty just a thought, gamers would make excellent surgeons due to superior hand eye coordination.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 19, 2014 at 12:25

      Problem is most of them are caffeine addicts and shake uncontrollably when not holding a mouse or controller…

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 19, 2014 at 12:27

        Doctors live off caffeine too I don’t see the issue.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 19, 2014 at 13:37

          Not all doctors… I wouldn’t be a good surgeon… I’d want to poke things with a scalpel just to see what happens to them, and then be shaking too much to make a clean cut.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 19, 2014 at 14:22

            Damn Squirrels and their coffee

    • Sk3tz0

      March 19, 2014 at 12:30

      generation of surgeons who during the consoltation tell u they had special relations with ur mom/sister last night..

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      • ToshZA

        March 19, 2014 at 12:36

        They’ll tell you that just before the anaesthetics kick in. Like a baws.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 19, 2014 at 12:44

          “Count backwards from 10… which is what I’d rate your mom.”

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      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        March 19, 2014 at 12:42

        Lol. I just imagined this and couldn’t stop laughing at work.

        Surgeon operating on your loved one: “Mid solo!”
        Surgeon upon seeing who the opposition is” “Yeah STFU Liver. I’m going to pwn you, noob.”

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 19, 2014 at 12:49

          eish >_< never mind I rest my case.

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  10. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    March 19, 2014 at 12:44

    So Weigh-Less should abandon it’s archaic “Get Thin For a Better Tomorrow with Effective Eating Strategies” model and encourage all its members to immediately purchase Dance Dance Revolution?

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  11. fred

    March 19, 2014 at 12:59

    And having a 3m knight with a 4m sword chasing you in dark souls 2 can have your heart racing as much as a run around the block.

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