Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pay Attention: Researchers Debunk Game Link to Concentration Study

Pay Attention: Researchers Debunk Game Link to Concentration Study
July 9, 2010

"Remember that study from earlier this week which intimated that playing videogames and watching television were linked with attention problems in children? Texas A&M researcher Christopher J Ferguson and T. Atilla Ceranoglu, from Harvard Medical School, saw the research and responded with a scathing (for research anyway) rebuttal.

Ferguson, who has challenged the work of Iowa State University’s Craig Anderson before, and Ceranoglu, who uses games to assist in psychotherapy treatment, submitted their response—entitled Poor Measurement, Poor Controls and Spurious Results in Swing et al.—to Pediatrics, which also published the original research.
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It never fails. Every time they try to blame video games or rock music for all the evils in the world they get proven wrong by independent review.
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