Gamers out-perform surgeons in robotic surgery simulation
Does your surgeon play Halo? Perhaps she should!
“Researchers have found that high school and college-age gamers are better virtual surgeons than medical residents. Scientists from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston had a hunch that students with a regular video game diet (high school sophomores who played two hours of games a day and college students who played four) would be primed for virtual surgery tools. They were right. When performance with those tools was measured, the game-playing students did better than a group of residents at UTMB.”
To read the full article by Colin Lecher click here.
Posted on November 19, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged education and games, Epistemic games, gamers, Games and Learning, Halo, High school, Residency (medicine), Student, surgeons, Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Video game, Virtual surgery. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.