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Surgeons Who Play Video Games More Skilled

Playing video games appears to help surgeons with skills that truly count: how well they operate using a precise technique, a study said on Monday. There was a strong correlation between video game skills and a surgeon's capabilities performing laparoscopic surgery in the study published in the February issue of Archives of Surgery.

Laparoscopy and related surgeries involve manipulating instruments through a small incision or body opening where the surgeon's movements are guided by watching a television screen. Video game skills translated into higher scores on a day-and-half-long surgical skills test, and the correlation was much higher than the surgeon's length of training or prior experience in laparoscopic surgery, the study said.

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FordGTGuy3447d ago

Whether its in the middle of surgery or chainsawing someone in GOW just JUMP IN. lol

f41c0n3447d ago

Can ya hand me the chainsaw doc? lmao