Another example where using games can improve productivity

Reported in the New Scientist magazine – Don’t miss a trick (Print ed. Can’t find it online) – research from Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, suggests that airport security could be improved by getting baggage screeners to play shoot-em-up video games. Why? Tests showed that video games that require fast reactions and the ability to quickly spot targets improved the same behaviours when scrutinising baggage screens. Slow moving games, such as Tetris, weren’t so beneficial…

Filed in: Trends – Virtual versus Reality

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