Author Topic: Eat your vegetables and play your playstation  (Read 2015 times)

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Re: Eat your vegetables and play your playstation
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2003, 12:13:29 AM »
Well of COURSE gaming interferes with studying. But so does football, catching your tv shows, or going out to play or dating or anything else humans do. When are people going to realize that playing games is just something people do and it doesn't make you abnormal or produce any freakish behaviors that will make you the destroyer of worlds (unless, of course, that's the plot of your current game)?

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Re: Eat your vegetables and play your playstation
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2003, 02:38:24 AM »
I think the implications that video games might help people learn to multitask is the more interesting part of the article. It's something that I would hope educators and video game producers would explore more.
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Re: Eat your vegetables and play your playstation
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2003, 03:57:08 AM »
I'm too lazy to read the article.  Did it say anything about hand-eye coordination?  Everybody knows video games help with hand-eye coordination.

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Re: Eat your vegetables and play your playstation
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2003, 10:02:14 AM »
Alll it really does is suggest a (possibly minor) corellation between multitasking and video gaming. Although I agree, it's worth investigating whether the gaming causes the multitasking ability or if that ability was pre-existent.