The psychology of Tetris

The psychology of Tetris

To celebrate World Tetris Day on 6th June 2014, the University of Sheffield’s Dr Tom Stafford discusses why such a simple game is so compelling and reveals the psychology behind the enduring appeal of a game we’re still playing 30 years after the first block fell.

Read a column Tom wrote for the BBC about Tetris here:

The research mentioned on “epistemic action”:

The Zeigarnik Effect:

The article which called Tetris a “pharmatronic”: This Is Your Brain on Tetris


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