FarleySC wrote:Study is too small, and frankly a study that size can be made to show anything.
While surgeons may benefit from playing video games, the study did not give parents a pass if their children play the games for hours on end.
A 2004 survey by Gentile found 94 percent of U.S. adolescents play video games for an average of nine hours a week. Game-playing has been linked to aggressiveness, poor school grades and can become a substitute for exercise.
"Parents should not see this study as beneficial if their child is playing video games for over an hour a day," Gentile said. "Spending that much time playing video games is not going to help their child's chances of getting into medical school."
Purple Faerie wrote:Statistically speaking studying 33 surgeons is not sufficient. What percentage of all surgeons is that?
I'm not saying this makes the study wrong, in fact I believe this is very likely to be true, however I think that a study that small is inconclusive and I'd like to see more studies done on the subject.
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