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To Increase Your Tongue Agility, Play This Game

DiscoblogBy Sarah ZhangApril 9, 2012 7:06 PM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news If you thought the Kinect was just for things like controlling flying quadrocopters and getting in touch with your inner Han Solo, get ready to stick your tongue out. That's right, scientists in Japan have created a Kinect game for your tongue. You wiggle it around to shoot at circles. You're not running out of your house to buy the game right this second? Well, you probably weren't the target audience anyway. Japanese researchers created the game to help in diagnosis and treatment of oral motor disorders. People who have trouble speaking or swallowing could play the game to train their tongues. For the rest of us, how about a game that teaches French kissing?

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