2.20.2007

Gaming Equals Better Surgeons

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Hmm...

Better hand-eye coordination...

Precision in technique...

Hmm...

Why are they so surprised?

Of course, I have issues with this:

A 2004 survey by Gentile found 94 percent of U.S. adolescents play video games for an average of nine hours a week. Game-playing has been linked to aggressiveness, poor school grades and can become a substitute for exercise.

Game playing is linked to agressiveness for only the first fifteen minutes after playing because of the associated adrenaline rush. Games that give you this rush, such as Doom and Halo, have large, tight knit communities who play together and pal around at competitions and conventions. It's a well known fact that friends and loved ones have closer relations after being situations that raise adrenaline.

Excessive game playing has been linked to poor grades, yes, but regular game play has been linked to better math and cognitive skills leading to better grades in math and science. Hell, I didn't get Algebra at all until after I started gaming.

And in our culture, anything is a substitute for exercise. Have a gamer kid? Get them Dance Dance Revolution. Look at that! Weight problems in gaming is solved!

Morons...

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