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“So far most of the action video games have been very violent, but you can get the game mechanics embedded in different content,” she added.

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  • Clearly people are getting better at playing action video games,” Ms. Bavelier said, “but they are also getting better at other tasks in the lab that have a quite different flavor.” These include , a skill associated with higher math and geometry performance.

    The study is part of an ongoing series of experiments, in which Ms. Bavelier and her colleagues have found those playing action video games develop better attention and inhibitory control, allowing them to identify important information in highly distracting environments, and to plan and control their reactions much more tightly.

  • In a separate 2010 study in , Ms. Bavelier and other researchers found that adolescents who played action video games , and performed as well on tests of impulsivity and sustained attention as nonplayers.

    Reseearchers at the University of Rochester concluded that action video games “quicker and more accurate decision making skills”. These skills can be used outside the arena of gaming and provide gamers a “heightened sensitivity to the immediate world around them.”

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    For example, in a new study previewed from the December issue of the journal , Ms. Bavelier and colleagues found that those who play action video games .

Action Video Games Can Improve Your Ability To Make Fast Decisions

People who played action video games for 50 hours were just as accurate and significantly faster at making decisions, compared to gamers who played strategy-oriented or role-playing video gam for the same amount of time. And this prowess was evident on non-game-related tasks that called for quick decision-making, the study showed.