OSU conducting study on effect of video games on brain activity

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio State University is conducting a study on video games and the brain.

According to the Cognitive Communication Science Lab, the study involves looking at brain activity while playing a video game.

Participants will get a functional MRI scan while playing a game for around two hours. Participants will receive $45 in compensation as well as an image of their brain.

You may qualify for this study if you are:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Have normal vision, or if you wear contacts
  • Do not have any metallic implants
  • Able to attend one 2 hour appointment at The Ohio State University

As of Monday afternoon, registration for the study has closed due to overwhelming interest.

Tap here for more information about the Cognitive Communication Science Lab.

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