Don’t tell that guy blasting rampaging zombies to smithereens in his favorite videogame that he’s getting lessons in efficient decision making. Wait until he’s done to deliver this buzz kill: Playing shoot-‘em-up, action-packed videogames strengthens a person’s ability to translate sensory information quickly into accurate decisions. This effect applies to both sexes, say psychologist Daphne Bavelier of the University of Rochester in New York and her colleagues, even if females generally shun videogames with titles such as Dead Rising and Counter-Strike .

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Gamers Better at Fast Decision-Making