Video Games for Docs

February 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Entertaining | Leave a comment

Want to be a great surgeon?

Play more video games. According to an article published in this month’s “Archives of Surgery” journal, surgeons who had played video games at least three hours per week made 37 percent fewer errors, performed 27 percent faster, and scored 42 percent better in the test of surgical skills than the 15 surgeons who had never played video games before.

I wonder if this applies to other tasks requiring fine motor skills, visual attentiveness, and eye-hand coordination, like driving a car, or flying a plane.

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