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Your Brain On Games: Play Can Reduce Pain And PTSD

Sep 24, 2015

Ross Reynolds interviews Jane McGonigal, director of game research and development at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, about her new book "Superbetter."

While recovering from a debilitating concussion, McGonigal applied what she knew about game science and cognitive psychology to speed her recovery. She points to research that finds games can help control pain more effectively than opiates and help reduce post-traumatic stress disorder.

Listen to an interview with McGonigal from 2011: part one | part two.