A research team from the University of Rochester found that fast paced video games helped to improve certain mental abilities in players.

A study from The University of Rochester found that fast paced video games helped to produce a mental state in players that allowed them to track details, multi-task and make better decisions.

Sky News reports:

“Action game players make more correct decisions per unit time. If you are a surgeon or you are in the middle of a battlefield, that can make all the difference.”

She said people make decisions based on probabilities they are constantly calculating and refining in their heads in a process known as “probabilistic inference”.

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