Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Video Games Could Make Better Surgeons?

For all the negatives we hear about kids playing video games, the Los Angeles Times published an article today highlighting one positive that can come out of numerous hours spent playing in front of the tv... becoming a great surgeon.
"Doctors who reported having played video games at least three hours a week sometime in their past worked 27% faster and made 37% fewer errors on the surgical tasks compared with those who had never picked up a game controller, according to the study in the Archives of Surgery."

Of course, the article mentions that too much playing can also lead to aggressive behavior and bad grades. The right amount, however, can lead to better eye-hand coordination. Like with anything else in life there needs to be balance... and hey, I'm a huge advocate of old-school blacktop games.

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