Video Games Improve Fast Decision Making?

by Larry Emmott on September 16, 2010

in General

Hmm. Interesting, I wonder if video games can be used to improve dental decision making? Diagnosis, treatment planning, even clinical decisions made during treatment; like where should I place this margin, or should I save this cusp or is it too weak? The study indicates games improve fast decision making and diagnosis is more deliberate…but it is still an interesting idea.

Cognitive scientists from the University of Rochester have discovered that playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster. The researchers found that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesnt just make them better at playing video games, but improves a wide variety of general skills that can help with everyday activities like multitasking, driving, reading small print, keeping track of friends in a crowd, and navigating around town.

via FuturePundit: Video Games Improve Fast Decision Making?.

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