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Playing Tetris can reduce food and drugs cravings, study finds

Australia psycholosts have gidetermined that three minutes of Tetris can decreace cravings from 70 per cent to 56 per cent

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A new study published in Addictive Behaviors has found that just three minutes of playing Tetris can weaken cravings for food and drugs.

Plymouth University and Queensland University of Technology psychologists from Australia have determined that the Tetris game also reduced other cravings of smoking, alcohol, coffee, sex and sleeping.

Titris is a Russian block-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984 and had been considered one of the most recognizable video games ever to be released.

“We think the Tetris effect happens because craving involves imagining the experience of consuming a particular substance or indulging in a particular activity,” said Dr. Jackie Andrade, a professor of psychology at Plymouth University, in a news release.

Study participants were required to play classic block game for a few minutes. They then had to report any cravings of food or drugs and later found that their craving for drugs, food, and activities were reduced from 70 percent to 56 percent.

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