Video Games for All
“If instructional video games are well implemented, they can provide a solid framework for question and project-based learning”, says Alan Gershenfeld, co-founder and president of E-Line Media, a publisher of computer and video games and a Founding Industry Fellow at Arizona State University’s Center for Games and Impact.
Players are attracted to the video games that they prefer and the advantages or drawbacks to the way they interact with these games are largely shaped by their own motivation for playing.
Granic also highlighted the risk that video games are powerful tools for studying resilience in the face of failure. By learning how to deal with ongoing failures in matches, she suggests that kids construct emotional resilience they can depend upon in their daily lives.
Mean while, Daphne Bavelier, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester, New York, says”We will need to be a lot more nuanced when we discuss the effects of video games”
Bavelier and her buddy published a study in 2003, where they used a series of visual puzzles to show that individuals who played games at least 4 times each week for at least 1 hour per day were better than non-gamers at fast processing complex information, estimating quantities of objects, controlling where their attention was concentrated spatially, and changing rapidly between jobs.
Perform action-based games and you might make accurate conclusions 25% faster – According to scientists in the University of Rochester, they’ve conducted research where participants aged 18 to 25 were divided into two groups. One team played 50 hours of this action-packed first-person shooter games”Call of Duty 2″ and”Unreal Tournament,” and another team played 50 hours of this simulator game”The Sims 2.” The action game players made conclusions 25% faster in a job unrelated to playing video games, without sacrificing precision.
Finally but not least, Surgeons can improved their laparoscopic skills by playing video games – physicians who spent one month playing Wii Tennis, Wii Table Tennis, or a balloon warfare game (known as High Altitude Battle) performed better in simulated tasks designed to test eye-hand coordination and movement accuracy, according to the study published in the Journal PLOS One.
Notice: laparoscopic is a process where a thin tube with a camera is inserted into the stomach to find organs onto a screen, rather than cutting patients wide open.
That’s a fantastic finding. Everybody should try playing video games whenever they had a opportunity.