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Here’s Another Excuse to Brag About Playing Video Games

by Eric Frederiksen | January 26, 2014January 26, 2014 6:00 am PST

AsapSCIENCE on YouTube answers just about any kind of question you can imagine, from questions like whether or not plants think to the question we’ve all asked ourselves sometime in our lives, what would happen if we stopped sleeping?

This week, AsapSCIENCE asks, “Can video games make you smarter?”

The video presents the different real, applicable benefits of video games in real life, such as action gamers’ ability to track moving objects and the often-cited ability of gamers-turned-surgeons to perform remote-controlled surgeries more quickly and with fewer errors than non-gaming colleagues.

The best part of the video is the caveat at the beginning that too much of anything is bad; too many articles on subjects like this take one side or the other or leave this out.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...