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Nintendo Wii, emotions and cognitive fidelity

Jonah Lehrer from the Frontal Cortex blog has written a good article on the Nintendo Wii, William James and Antonio Damasio over at, 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. Gopher about the need for cognitive fidelity in Brain Fitness Programs.


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  1. mcewen says:

    Clever! I’ll indoctrinate you by stealth.
    Best wishes

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