Action video game modifies visual selective attention

  title={Action video game modifies visual selective attention},
  author={C. Shawn Green and Daphn{\'e} Bavelier},
As video-game playing has become a ubiquitous activity in today's society, it is worth considering its potential consequences on perceptual and motor skills. It is well known that exposing an organism to an altered visual environment often results in modification of the visual system of the organism. The field of perceptual learning provides many examples of training-induced increases in performance. But perceptual learning, when it occurs, tends to be specific to the trained task; that is… 
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