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   2010-09-16

 

Make a decision quickly!

 

Playing action computer games encourages the brain to make quick decisions, says the research conducted by the University of Rochester in New York. The non-regular video-game players aged 18 to 25 were split into two groups and asked to devote 50 hours of their lives playing a slow-paced strategy game (one group) and a combat game (the others). Afterward all the guys under test were proposed a problem-solving exercise. The results of the experiment were really splendid!

 

The action-game players made decisions 25 percent faster than the strategy group, while answering the same number of questions correctly. 

 

This is not the first studying of the issue. The previous research by the same University showed that video-game players taking a look around gather more detailed visual information than non-gamers. Furthermore action gamers collect both visual and auditory data more efficiently than non-gamers, arriving at decisions faster. This means that playing any kind of computer games  may improve everyday skills such as driving, tracking friends in a crowd (any HOG is a perfect simulator - let it be Drawn: Dark Fight or Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the jade Dragon Staff) and reading small print.

 

The results of the survey are so promising that now the possibility of incorporating different kinds of games into the training programs for soldiers and even surgeons is widely discussed. Starting from now if somebody tells you that you're wasting your time sitting in front of the screen, just reply that you're training to save peoples' lives!

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Arvydas  2013-02-24 22:03:22
You started this blog a bit too late, unetltunaofry. My WoW and LoL habits made me unavailable and she looked elsewhere to get the attention she wanted.:(Great blog, btw.
 

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