So my daughter got Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for Christmas and I spent several hours – until about 2am, actually – tuning it up for her. Beat the game on the easy setting, progressed to winning the first battle on the medium setting.
As previously mentioned, this is all in the interest of stretching my brain in new directions. (Um, yeah, right.)
My daughter also got a DVD-based Spanish program. So after all that Guitar Hero, we spent an hour learning Spanish together.
And then later in the day, I cranked up Guitar Hero again and found that I had regressed from moderate incompetence back to total incompetence.
Whether the Spanish bit had actually crowded out any of the guitaring bit, I can’t say with certainty, but stuff like this is part of why the human brain is a fascinating little conglomeration of circuits.