The BBC reports on a study by Dr. Costas Karageorghis, Brunel University in London: ‘Recent research has suggested that it could be possible for a person immersed in a computer game to achieve the same level of meditative concentration’ usually found in religious contemplatives and athletes in ‘The Zone.’

The article also quotes Dr. Karageorghis as saying ‘It’s a deeply pleasurable experience and it’s something that’s not very often experienced by people, rather it’s something that often represents people’s peak experiences in a particular area.'”