Quick, somebody call Jack Thompson! Tell him it was all a mistake!
The American Psychological Association, meeting in at a convention in Boston, revealed a eries of studies that show video games have a series of positive effects on students in the classroom and surgeons in the operating room.
According to the Associated Press, a study of fith, sixth and seventh graders found that playing video games helped them improve their problem-solving abiltiies and cognitive and perceptual skills.
Another study showed that “surgeons who played video games were 27 percent faster at advanced surgical procedures and made 37 percent fewer errors than those who didn’t.”
A bump in the road remains. Other studies showed students who play violent video games did tend to be more hostile than non-violent game playing kids.
Nevermind, don’t tell Jack a thing.