Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Video Game Players Develop Better Visual Skills

Posted by Milton Recht:

From "Video Gamers Really Do See More" on ScienceBlog:
Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player’s hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to make better and faster use of visual input, according to Duke University researchers.

"Gamers see the world differently," said Greg Appelbaum, an assistant professor of psychiatry in the Duke School of Medicine. "They are able to extract more information from a visual scene."

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