2003 – Action video game modifies visual selective attention

Action video game modifies visual selective attention

C. Shawn Green & Daphne Bavelier
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science, University
of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA
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NATURE |VOL 423 | 29 MAY 2003 |

“As video-game playing has become a ubiquitous activity in today’s society, it is worth considering its potential consequences
on perceptual and motor skills. It is well known that exposing an organism to an altered visual environment often results in
modification of the visual system of the organism. The field of perceptual learning provides many examples of training-induced
increases in performance. But perceptual learning, when it occurs, tends to be specific to the trained task; that is, generalization
to new tasks is rarely found (…)”
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