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Do video game players and non-video game players have different visual cognitive skills?

Steinke, Julian (2017) Do video game players and non-video game players have different visual cognitive skills?

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Abstract:Action video games have a great popularity for entertainment purposes. Recent studies suggest that these games might also offer a chance to train cognitive skills, such as logic, planning and visual skills. This study will try to compare the visual cognitive skills of video game player and non-video game players. The executive control, visual working memory and temporal and visuospatial attention of students with experience in the action video game Counter Strike were compared with students without experience in this game. The participants were tested with a spatial Stroop task, an attentional blink paradigm, a change detection task and a useful field of view task. The results suggest no difference between the two groups. This discrepancy with the literature addressed above might be due to the young age of the participants, the too little experience in the game of the gaming group. Other literature supports these claims.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72617
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