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.