Thursday, April 08, 2004

Over-stimulated surgeons

The previous post here and this post talk about the over-stimulation of children's brains with TV. Current theory is that it is bad, because it makes these stim-kids crave enriched, stimulating environments all the time (and therefore they can't handle the slow pace of today's schools).

Out of the blue comes an article indicating that over-stimulation can be good: Surgeons Who Play Video Games Err Less. When surgeons play video games at least three times a week, their error rates drop by 37% and they are 27% faster. From the article:Imagine how kids of the future -- hyper-stimulated from birth and all through their educations -- will perform.

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