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COD makes you quick

Mat Bettinson
COD makes you quick

Cognitive scientists from the University of Rochester have discovered that playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster.

In an upcoming study in the journal Current Biology, researchers Daphne Bavelier, Alexandre Pouget, and C. Shawn Green report that video games could provide a potent training regimen for speeding up reactions in many types of real-life situations.

The researchers found that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesn't just make them better at playing video games, but improves a wide variety of general skills that can help with everyday activities like multitasking, driving, reading small print, keeping track of friends in a crowd, and navigating around town.

Sister site PCR has the full story.

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Tags: call of duty , action , the sims , players , reactions

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