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Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game training

Published inNature Neuroscience, vol. 12, no. 5, p. 549-551
Publication date2009

The contrast sensitivity function (CSF) is routinely assessed in clinical evaluation of vision and is the primary limiting factor in how well one sees. CSF improvements are typically brought about by correction of the optics of the eye with eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. We found that the very act of action video game playing also enhanced contrast sensitivity, providing a complementary route to eyesight improvement.

  • Brain/physiology
  • Contrast Sensitivity/physiology
  • Exercise Therapy/methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Photic Stimulation/methods
  • Physical Fitness/physiology
  • Psychomotor Performance/physiology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Video Games/psychology
  • Vision Disorders/physiopathology/therapy
  • Visual Pathways/physiology
  • Visual Perception/physiology
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
LI, Renjie et al. Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game training. In: Nature Neuroscience, 2009, vol. 12, n° 5, p. 549–551. doi: 10.1038/nn.2296
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ISSN of the journal1097-6256

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