The Purpose Of This Experiment Is To Find Out If Video Games Affect Your Pulse Rate

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.

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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 A Person B Person C Person D Resting 80 72 68 88 Cool Boarders 3 88 68 80 92 Crash Bandicoot 2 96 84 76 100 Final Fantasy VII 84 72 72 88 Gran Turismo 96 88 88 100 Trial 2 Person A Person B Person C Person D Resting 76 68 76 84 Cool Boarders 3 84 84 76 104 Crash Bandicoot 2 84 88 76 104 Final Fantasy VII 80 72 76 84 Gran Turismo 88 100 88 88 Trial 3 Person A Person B Person C Person D Resting 72 72 72 88 Cool Boarders 3 88 80 80 100 Crash Bandicoot 2 88 88 76 96 Final Fantasy VII 76 76 80 88 Gran Turismo 84 80 80 92 Average Pulse Rates Person A Person B Person C Person D Resting 76 70.6 72 86.6 Cool Boarders 3 86.6 77.3 78.6 98.6 Crash Bandicoot 2 89.3 86.6 76 100 Final Fantasy VII 80 73.3 76 86.6 Gran Turismo 89.3 89.3 85.3 93.3 I have discovered that my hypothesis was correct. Video games do indeed affect the bodys 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.