A new study to be published in the journal, Current Directions in Psychological Science, suggests individuals who play video games are fast and accurate information processors, not only during game play, but in real-life situations as well. In the study, researchers from the University of Rochester, looked at all of the existing literature on video gaming and found that video game players got faster not only on their favorite games, but on a variety of tasks measuring reaction time. These researchers suggest that this is the result of the video player's improved visual cognition. They add that playing video games enhances performance on tasks measuring mental rotation skills, visual and spatial memory, and divided attention.
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