Jonah Lehrer from the Frontal Cortex blog has written a good article on the Nintendo Wii, William James and Antonio Damasio over at seedmagazine.com, How the Nintendo Wii will get you emotionally invested in video games.
A couple of quotes
- While Sony and Microsoft exercise your thumbs, Nintendo gives you a full body workout.
- “This is the irony of the Wii: although it can’t compete with the visual realism of Sony and Microsoft, it ends up feeling much more realistic.”
In a different context, but it reminds me of our conversation with Prof. GopherÃ‚Â about the need for cognitive fidelity in Brain Fitness Programs.