Weber State researcher discovers good of gaming

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  • American Citizen
    April 11, 2010 1:32 p.m.

    RE 4:15am: If overdone, you're right. However, every commercial airline pilot spends a lot of time "gaming" in a flight simulator, and his job depends on his performance. Many driver's ed students spend time in classroom simulators.

    Hopefully, education in the future will use computer programs to teach even esoteric skills like math and English with "games."

    Businesses have been educating their employees in house this way for years. They don't have to worry about the National Education Association. It works.

  • Still can't justify it.
    April 11, 2010 4:15 a.m.

    Eye finger coordination has little value in the real world and very few jobs incorporate this remarkable feat as gamers consider it.

    I wonder if this study included mental stress and eye strain on the participants? Most gamers tend to play for many hours a day and can't break away from it long enough to sustain a healthy life. Gamers are people who imprison themselves in their caves so they don't have to deal with society and the real world.