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dc.contributor.authorLau-Zhu, Alexen
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Emilyen
dc.contributor.authorButterfield, Sallyen
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Jonien
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-11T11:02:05Z
dc.date.available2018-04-11T11:02:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-12en
dc.identifier.issn0888-4080
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/274762
dc.description.abstractRecent experimental and clinical research has suggested that Tetris game play can disrupt maladaptive forms of mental imagery because Tetris competes for limited cognitive resources within visuospatial working memory (WM) that contribute to imagery. Whether or not Tetris performance is selectively associated with visuospatial WM remains to be tested. In this study, young adults (N = 46) completed six standardized measures indexing verbal and non-verbal reasoning, verbal and visuospatial short-term memory, and verbal and visuospatial WM. They also played Tetris. Consistent with the hypothesis that visuospatial WM resources support Tetris game play, there was a significant moderate positive relationship between Tetris scores and visuospatial WM performance but no association with other cognitive ability measures. Findings suggest that Tetris game play involves both storage and processing resources within visuospatial WM. These preliminary results can inform interventions involving computer games to disrupt the development of maladaptive visual imagery, for example, intrusive memories of trauma.Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by - United Kingdom Medical Research Council intramural programme. Grant Numbers: MC-A060-5PR50, MC-APQ500 - The Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleSelective Association Between Tetris Game Play and Visuospatial Working Memory: A Preliminary Investigationen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage445
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameApplied Cognitive Psychologyen
prism.startingPage438
prism.volume31en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.21900
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-06-07en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/acp.3339en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-12en
dc.contributor.orcidHolmes, Joni [0000-0002-6821-2793]
dc.identifier.eissn1099-0720
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (unknown)
cam.issuedOnline2017-07-12en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 12:58:19 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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