Can Tetris be used to treat patients’ cravings?

Occupying working memory with tasks such as puzzles significantly reduces cravings, study suggests
Clare Pain
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Patients battling cravings for food, tobacco, alcohol and some stimulants can turn to games like Tetris to help douse their desires, a UK study suggests.

Researchers from the University of Exeter say anything that occupies the brain’s working memory system helps reduce the strength, vividness and intrusiveness of such cravings.