Playing Action Video Games Improves Visuomotor Control

  title={Playing Action Video Games Improves Visuomotor Control},
  author={Li Li and Rongrong Chen and Jing Chen},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1092 - 1108}
Can playing action video games improve visuomotor control? If so, can these games be used in training people to perform daily visuomotor-control tasks, such as driving? We found that action gamers have better lane-keeping and visuomotor-control skills than do non–action gamers. We then trained non–action gamers with action or nonaction video games. After they played a driving or first-person-shooter video game for 5 or 10 hr, their visuomotor control improved significantly. In contrast, non… 

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