. . . Wednesday April 7, 2004

Game Theory

New research indicates that playing video games may soon be a key component of medical school. Doctors who spend at least three hours a week playing video games make 37% fewer surgical mistakes and perform tasks 27% faster than their non-game playing counterparts. Of course, as a prospective patient, it probably makes sense to do a little more research into which games your doctor plays. I’d rather not get laparoscopic surgery from a guy who just got his high score playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. And I definitely don’t want to be operated on by anyone who is still playing Pong.

Concentration is important!