7 Surprising Ways Playing Video Games Are Healthy
Video games can provide great pain relief.
Psychologists at the University of Washington developed a game that helps hospital patients suffering from immense physical pain by using an age-old mental trick: distraction. The virtual reality game “Snow World” put patients in an arctic wonderland in which they throw an endless arsenal of snowballs at a series of targets, such as penguins and snowmen. The soldiers who played “Snow World” required less pain medicine during their recuperation.