Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hey, doc, what level are you?
Yes, these excellent time consumers are credited with making better surgeons--dexterity, you know.
Hand-eye coordination, reaction time, problem solving skills--surgery simulators are weirdly similar to video games.
A 2001 study showed that laparoscopic surgeons, working in tiny incisions in the body using joysticks, made 37% fewer mistakes if they played video games three times a week.
Other studies have backed this up. World of Warcraft, for example, was shown to improve the team skills in the operating room.
See? Junior may become a doctor after all!
Experts say you can even ask your surgeon if he or she plays games.