What happens to our attention when we play video games? The New York Times' technology reporter Matt Richtel played a video game while stuffed inside a $3 million M.R.I. scanning tube to find out.
Richtel has spent the better part of the past year exploring questions about the role attention plays in our daily lives, with many articles focusing on the effect modern technology has on our attention spans. You may remember him from a Kotaku science post back in August regarding the amount of brainpower eaten up by mobile devices.