Forum latest

Surgeons who play video games more skilled: study
General
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 20 February 2007 16:39
Playing video games appears to help surgeons with skills that truly count: how well they operate using a precise technique, a study said on Monday.

Read the full story at Yahoo News:

There was a strong correlation between video game skills and a surgeon's capabilities performing laparoscopic surgery in the study published in the February issue of Archives of Surgery.

Laparoscopy and related surgeries involve manipulating instruments through a small incision or body opening where the surgeon's movements are guided by watching a television screen.

Video game skills translated into higher scores on a day-and-half-long surgical skills test, and the correlation was much higher than the surgeon's length of training or prior experience in laparoscopic surgery, the study said.

Discuss in the forums!

 
Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either