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The Pros and Cons of Playing Computer Video Games

Are computer games bad for your health? We discuss the pros and cons of playing computer video games. Here's the evidence for and against:

2. Brain booster
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No longer labelled simply as evil time-wasters, video games are now considered a fast-track to a sharper mind.

When researchers from Iowa State University studied a group of laparoscopic surgeons, they found those who played video games three or more hours a week were 27% faster and made 37% fewer errors.

The surgeons were not playing games specifically designed for them, according to Dr Douglas Gentile, one of the study’s authors.

'They were whatever off-the-shelf games they had played in the past,' he said.



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