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Prior video game exposure does not enhance robotic surgical performance.

Authors
  • Harper, Jonathan D
  • Kaiser, Stefan
  • Ebrahimi, Kamyar
  • Lamberton, Gregory R
  • Hadley, H Roger
  • Ruckle, Herbert C
  • Baldwin, D Duane
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
21
Issue
10
Pages
1207–1210
Identifiers
PMID: 17949327
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the extremes of video-game experience tested in this study, game playing was inversely correlated with the ability to learn robotic suturing. This study suggests that advanced surgical skills such as robotic suturing may be learned more quickly by athletes and musicians. Prior extensive video-game exposure had a negative impact on robotic performance.

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