November 17, 2012
Teenage Gamers Are Better At Virtual Surgery Than MDs (Colin Lecher,11.16.2012, Popular Science)
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 17, 2012 7:05 AMA lot of people see videogames as the archetypal time-waster. That's silly, and there have been a lot of studies that show why. The latest? Researchers have found that high school- and college-age gamers are better virtual surgeons than medical residents.Scientists from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston had a hunch that students with a regular videogame diet (high school sophomores who played two hours of games a day and college students who played four) would be primed for virtual surgery tools. They were right. When performance with those tools was measured, the game-playing students did better than a group of residents at UTMB.
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