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Your Brain Sucks at Video Games

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While it might be easier to blame a glitchy controller or a slow internet connection, the real culprit behind your lost lives may actually be your quirky brain. From slow reaction times, to misdirected attention — to your hardwired tendency to avoid blame — your brain is behind some of your worse video game fails, as Anthony Carboni explains. So take solace. You don't have to take blame — blame your brain.

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