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Study Shows Video Games Help Build Surgeon's Skills

When you’re playing Nintendo you may be learning more than how to control a voracious gorilla, rescue a kidnapped princess or negotiate a go-cart course, according to a new study.

You just may be learning skills to help you perform laparoscopic surgery.

In a study posted online Wednesday in the open access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the department of surgical sciences at the University of Rome measured the surgical skills of students who trained on a Nintendo Wii.

Source: LA Times. Read full article. (link)

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