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Video Games Experiment Essay, Research Paper The purpose of this experiment is to find out if video games affect your pulse rate. I predict that the more intense the game is, the higher the pulse rate will be. I believe this because in an intense game, you can get real nervous which would cause you to push the buttons very fast. Sony Playstation Sony Playstation Controller Cool Boarders 3 game Crash Bandicoot 2 game Gran Turismo game Final Fantasy VII game stop watch TV 1. Read resting pulse rate for one minute and record. 2. Repeat step 1 two more times and record. Also calculate the average pulse rate and record. 3. Insert a selected game and begin playing. 4. Play for 5 minutes. 5. Stop playing and read pulse rate for one minute. Record. 6. Repeat steps 4-5 for two more

trials. 7. Calculate the average pulse rate and record. 8. Repeat steps 3-7 for other games. 9. Repeat steps 1-8 for additional people. Trial 1 Person APerson BPerson CPerson D Resting80726888 Cool Boarders 388688092 Crash Bandicoot 2968476100 Final Fantasy VII84727288 Gran Turismo968888100 Trial 2 Person APerson BPerson CPerson D Resting76687684 Cool Boarders 3848476104 Crash Bandicoot 2848876104 Final Fantasy VII80727684 Gran Turismo881008888 Trial 3 Person APerson BPerson CPerson D Resting72727288 Cool Boarders 3888080100 Crash Bandicoot 288887696 Final Fantasy VII76768088 Gran Turismo84808092 Average Pulse Rates Person APerson BPerson CPerson D Resting7670.67286.6 Cool Boarders 386.677.378.698.6 Crash Bandicoot 289.386.676100 Final Fantasy VII8073.37686.6 Gran

Turismo89.389.385.393.3 I have discovered that my hypothesis was correct. Video games do indeed affect the body?s pulse rate. Crash Bandicoot 2 posted the highest pulse rates. This game is an action game. Final Fantasy VII posted the lowest pulse rates. This game is very slow. Another thing that I discovered was that people who regularly played video games had a bigger pulse increase. This experiment shows that video games can affect the human body.