Will Doctors Soon Prescribe Videogames?
J Thoendell stashed this in Video Games
Feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, or unable to focus? Is your memory getting fuzzy? Medication might help. Therapy might help. And someday soon--according to neuroscientists, game designers, and drug makers--you might be prescribed a videogame that helps as much as (or more than) either. Here are a few of the innovative companies that are fusing game mechanics with principles of cognitive psychology to create a new paradigm for digital healing.