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Doctors find some benefits to video games

August 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Psychologists say video games might have some unexpected effects. And those effects may remain long after the games are played. Experts say surgeons who play video games were faster and made less errors than their colleagues who don't play video games.

And 5th and 6th graders were better at problem-solving and had better cognitive skills after playing video games.

But experts also found a negative effect: kids who played violent video games were more hostile than their non-gaming peers.


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