By Jim Rossignol on September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 am.
More medical news from University of Rochester, NY, who have long been experts in gaming science. Their most recent research shows that action games help us with quick decision-making. The study by Daphne Bavelier, Alexandre Pouget, and C. Shawn Green shows that shooter-playing gamers make faster decisions that are no less accurate than their The Sims-playing counterparts. “It’s not the case that the action game players are trigger-happy and less accurate: They are just as accurate and also faster,” Bavelier said. “Action game players make more correct decisions per unit time. If you are a surgeon or you are in the middle of a battlefield, that can make all the difference.”
Full release here. Have a read of that for the methodology, before speculating about the methodology, eh?