Video games improve surgeons

Yet another study has shown there is a strong correlation between video game skills and a surgeon’s capabilities performing laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopy surgeries involve manipulating instruments through a small incision or body opening where the surgeon’s movements are guided by watching a television screen.

Out of 33 surgeons who participated in the study, 9 doctors who had at some point played video games at least 3 hours per week:

  • made 37% fewer errors
  • performed 27% faster
  • scored 42% better in the test of surgical skills than the 15 surgeons who had never played video games before.
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