Video play improves wide range of skills: study

Paying action video games may be associated with an enhanced ability to learn certain new tasks, a US study shows.

Gamers may be inadvertently exercising their brain and boosting performance in perception, attention and cognition, it says.

“Such benefits even seem to carry over to real-world domains, because pilots and laparoscopic surgeons have been shown to outperform their peers after fast-paced, action-packed video game training,