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The effect of action video game experience on task-switching

Green, Shawn C.
Sugarman, Michael A.
Medford, Katherine
Klobusicky, Elizabeth
Published in Computers in Human Behavior. 2012, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 984-994
Abstract There is now a substantial body of work demonstrating that action video game experience results in enhancements in a wide variety of perceptual skills. More recently, several groups have also demon-strated improvements in abilities that are more cognitive in nature, in particular, the ability to difficiently switch between tasks. We add to this body of work by demonstrating that the action video game player switch cost advantage generalizes to (1) vocal responses in addition to traditional manual responses, (2) tasks that are more cognitive rather than perceptual in nature, and (3) goal switches as well as motor switches. Finally, a training study stablishes that the relationship between the reduction in switch cost and action game playing is causal.
Keywords Action video gamesTask-switching
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Research group Brain & Learning Lab
Projects National Institute of Health Grant EY016880
Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-07-1-0937.3 (DB)
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GREEN, Shawn C. et al. The effect of action video game experience on task-switching. In: Computers in Human Behavior, 2012, vol. 28, n° 3, p. 984-994. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.12.020 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:91939

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