Studies Show Gamers Have Faster And More Accurate Reaction Times


A study recently released by Current Biology shows evidence towards gamers completing simple tasks at much faster rates than non-gamers, while remaining just as accurate, if not, more so. They took a group of gamers and non-gamers and showed them a set of randomly moving dots and asked them to determine whether the dots were moving in a certain direction/pattern.

The gamers answered more quickly than their counterparts, and were more accurate. They then gave the non-gamers 50 hours of simple training and practice on action games. After this, the non-gamers showed an increase in speed of determining the direction of the dots.

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  1. #1 by Adam T on September 16th, 2010 [ 180 Points ]

    I took at reaction time test in Grade 12 Health today.. i got best in class… 6/6… next best was 2/6

  2. #2 by Eddie on September 17th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    I look at the picture used for this article and I’m just like why would you ever shoot a tank with a pistol?!?! why would you do that?

  3. #3 by Jack on September 17th, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    Eddie: I look at the picture used for this article and I’m just like why would you ever shoot a tank with a pistol?!?! why would you do that?  ^

    And he is using his left hand to hold on the gun…

  4. #4 by Jay on September 17th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    he’s obviously aiming at the guy next to the tank. And he needs to use his left arm because of the position he’s laying.

  5. #5 by mulligank on September 17th, 2010 [ 625 Points ]

    I knew there was a reason I play video games!

  6. #6 by Kicks on September 17th, 2010 [ 559 Points ]

    I’ll use this as justification to my wife ;)

  7. #7 by drask on September 17th, 2010 [ 75 Points ]

    Duh! I could’ve told you that without doing an experiment.

  8. #8 by Eddie on September 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Jay: he’s obviously aiming at the guy next to the tank. And he needs to use his left arm because of the position he’s laying.  

    I think you lie Sir….and I think Drake had one too many mojitos the morning of this pic.

  9. #9 by Jay on September 18th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    well, that’s what I do when I’m running from guys shooting at me with a tank chasing me. I use my left hand when my right is occupied. :P

  10. #10 by Bilzac on September 18th, 2010 [ 30 Points ]

    shocker….

  11. #11 by Ferginator88 on September 18th, 2010 [ 55 Points ]

    drask:

    Duh! I could’ve told you that without doing an experiment.  

    ^

    Well there are always people who think gamers are just lazy and there are no benefits to gaming. This proves them wrong. When you think about, being able to deduce strategies and make plans is a very useful strategy.

  12. #12 by derrickgott007 on September 18th, 2010 [ 871 Points ]

    This study also showed fish breathe underwater and that people who ate food were less hungry than those who didn’t eat. Geeze the money they waste on stupid studies. The united states military already proved this by saying gamers make better rov and drone pilots due to better hand eye coordination.

  13. #13 by link exchange on November 17th, 2010

    hello there thanks for your grat post, as usual ((o:


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