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First Person Shooters are good for the brain

In an upcoming study in the journal Current Biology, authors Daphne Bavelier, Alexandre Pouget, and C. Shawn Green report that video games could provide a potent training regimen for speeding up reactions in many types of real-life situations.

Video games have grown in popularity to the point where 68 percent of American households have members that play them, according to a 2009 report by the Entertainment Software Association.

The researchers tested dozens of 18- to 25-year-olds who were not ordinarily video game players. They split the subjects into two groups. One group played 50 hours of the fast-paced action video games "Call of Duty 2" and "Unreal Tournament," and the other group played 50 hours of the slow-moving strategy game "The Sims 2."

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RememberThe3572644d ago (Edited 2644d ago )

Playing videogames makes us super human. I'm gonna go bend a spoon with my mind.

bjornbear2644d ago

so is green.

http://www.livescience.com/...

I guess there are many things we have yet to learn =O

OFFTOPIC!

this is pretty cool though =D reaction times FTW! *dodges bullet*

Ares84PS32644d ago

....so Neo probably played a shit load of FPS back in the day. :D

AuToFiRE2644d ago

but have you realized that there is no spoon?

peowpeow2643d ago

He took the blue pill! D:

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MGRogue20172644d ago (Edited 2644d ago )

Well.. video games like Modern Warfare 2, & Halo 3, Halo: Reach definately improve your eye hand coordination.. ALOT if you play 'em any one of 'em like every day.

There is no doubt in my mind about that, lol just go on some multiplayer & get your ass handed to you.

You either learn to survive & shoot like they do or don't learn at all, fall behind & keep dying continiously.

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