Playing action titles frequently can help concerned users make faster and more accurate decisions. The thesis is supported by a group of researchers from the University of Rochester, in the United States.
According to the study, published online this Tuesday, players develop a greater sensitivity to what is happening around them. The conclusions refer to titles such as Call of Duty, which allow to develop the capacity of analysis and to refine the reflexes of the players.
Conversely, this same effect is not seen in strategy or strategy games. role-playsays the report.
In their work, the researchers analyzed the behavior of dozens of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 who did not usually play games, either on the computer or on consoles.
The volunteers were divided into two groups. One spent 50 hours playing action titles like Call of Duty 2 and Unreal Tournament, while the second devoted the same amount of time to The Sims 2.
Participants were then asked to make a quick decision on a given suggested situation. Those who played action titles were up to 25 percent faster, and as accurate as those who played strategy titles.
According to the researcher responsible for the study, games help the brain to process visual and auditory information more effectively. «Whoever plays action titles is faster and as accurate as the rest. These players make good decisions in a shorter period of time, a skill that can make all the difference if we are talking about a surgeon or a soldier in the field. battle, «says Daphne Bavelier.