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Video games are very popular, especially among young people. While playing video games, many of us become very alert and focused as they attempt to complete the game successfully. In this experiment, you will determine how blood pressure is affected by playing video games, both alone and in competition with other players.
Collect data by recording the blood pressure of participants Organize the data in a data table. Analyze the data for patterns of change in blood pressure. Form a conclusion as to whether video games affect blood pressure.
Video games are extremely popular, especially among young people. While playing, many gamers are focused and alert as they compete against the game or other players. As success requires quick reaction time, how is blood pressure affected by playing video games?
Questions & Answers
What is blood pressure?
The amount of pressure blood exerts on blood vessel walls.
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Redesign the experiment to compare young and older gamers. It is often said that younger gamers have faster reflexes, as compared to older gamers. If that is true, is there a correlation between blood pressure and speed of reflexes?