January 17, 2008

Nintendo School of Medicine

Read about this study by Kanav Kovel and Marshall Smith:

The researchers asked eight surgical residents to practice surgeries both with and without having played on the Wii beforehand. The results? Apprently playing Marble Mania for an hour is the key to improving your surgery skills by 48%.

Are you reading this Heidi?

Posted by David at January 17, 2008 04:08 AM

Isn't the telegraph great? Googling for "surgeons play monkey ball" finds plenty of earlier articles on the same theme (for example, Wired 2004). That time they were playing Super Monkey Ball. It's reproducible, it's science!

PS. Pressing preview gives me an error (from perl?): MT::App::Comments=HASH(0x813b3d8) Use of uninitialized value in sprintf at /usr/home/davidbau/public_html/cgi-bin/lib/MT/Template/Context.pm line 1187.

it appears in the Previous Comments area.

Posted by: David Jones at January 17, 2008 04:57 AM

That's... Awesome.

Posted by: Neo at January 17, 2008 06:12 PM
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