Windows 7 Video game success may be in the mind, study finds

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  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    If you find video games a struggle, it could be to do with the size of certain parts of your brain, a study suggests.
    US researchers found they could predict how well an amateur player might perform on a game by measuring the volume of key sections of the brain.

    Writing in the journal Cerebral Cortex, they suggest their findings could have wider implications for understanding the differences in learning rates.

    There is broad acceptance of a link between brain size and intelligence.

    However it remains a complicated picture. Within the animal kingdom some smaller brains appear superior to many larger ones: the monkey's compared with the horse, for instance, or the human and the elephant.

    But there are certain parts of the brain which can be disproportionately larger, and this may explain some differences in cognitive ability - between individuals as well as species.

    A multi-disciplinary team from the University of Illinois, the University of Pittsburgh and Massachusetts Institute of Technology recruited 39 adults - 10 men, 29 women - who had spent less than three hours each week playing video games in the previous two years.

    They then had to play one of two versions of a specially developed game. One required them to focus exclusively on achieving a single goal, the other involved shifting priorities.

    More..............http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8471182.stm
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    I Seem to recall seeing trained simmions "tanking" on WOW...lmao
     

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