If you’re trying to curb your cookie addiction, give up smoking or lay off the drink then according to a study by Plymouth University the secret answer isn’t therapy, patches or medication, it’s Tetris.
The study is based on Elaborated Intrusion Theory, which means that what we see is central to what we crave. So flood our sight with bright Tetris playing and our bad compulsions could just fade away.
The study asked a number of participants (all with addictions) to play the game and those that did for more than three minutes reported a 24& drop in their cravings. Although this may not be conclusive, it certainly gives us an excuse to play the retro game throughout the day.