Tarry for the Nonce

May 25, 2006

The Ultimate Mario Kart

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 10:04 am

Video games can help your child become a great surgeon:

Surgeons who warmed up by playing video games like “Super Monkey Ball” for 20 minutes immediately prior to performing surgical drills were faster and made fewer errors than those who did not, said Dr. James “Butch” Rosser, lead investigator on the study slated for release Wednesday . . .

The results supported findings from a small study conducted by Rosser in 2003, which showed that doctors who grew up playing video games tended to be more efficient and less error-prone in laparoscopic training drills. That earlier study suggested that playing video games sharpened eye-hand coordination, reaction time and visual skills.

From this moment, I shall not accept a surgeon who has not defeated Tryclyde, Boom Boom and Bowser.

(Hat tip to Kevin Miller.)


1 Comment

  1. I should have been a surgeon. I have the training for it. =)

    Comment by Brian — May 27, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

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