Gamer to surgeon

Category: Infographic

Year:  2017

 

Video games have become an integral part of the daily lives of nearly two generations of Americans. Consumers have spent upwards to $15 billion each year since 2012. The possible effects of video games have received considerable attention in the general media and in the scientificc literature. A recent study assessed video gaming enhancement of visual attention (eg, increased ability to process information over time and an increase in the number of visual items  that can be apprehended) and its spatial distribution (eg, enhanced allocation of spatial attention over the visual field).

 

This infographic shows that positive correlation was found between video gaming and visual attention processing, and a correlation with competence in analogous tasks was suggested. All tasks regularly associated with general skills needed by surgeon to complete complex surgeries.