ZME Science: Schizophrenia patients can calm down their brain by playing a computer game

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

In an innovative pilot, researchers have shown that using a computer game can help patients relax the part of the brain responsible for verbal communication, thus reducing hallucinations. The study involved 12 patients, all of which had near-daily hallucinatory events. They were asked to play a simple computer game while their brains were hooked to an fMRI focusing on an area called the auditory cortex, which is sensitive to speech and human voices. (February 12, 2018)

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