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Research Blog #6

Research Blog #6: Analysis #1. “The development of attention skills in action video game players”

This article focused on the idea of attention skills. Typically people associate video games with poor attention, however, this article uses scientific research to support an entirely different hypothesis. “Expert action video game players (VGPs) were found to outperform non-gamer controls (NVGPs) on tasks measuring the spatial distribution and resolution of visual attention, the efficiency of visual attention over time and the number of objects that can be attended simultaneously.” This article goes a step further by providing additional evidence by utilizing the Attentional Network Test (ANT) as a measure of the three primary component progressions of visual attention including alerting, orienting, and executive control. The article then goes into detail on these three different fundamentals and provides documented scientific evidence to support my thesis.



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