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Percept Mot Skills. 1996 Oct;83(2):643-7.

Computer games and information-processing skills.

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  • 1Faculty of Education, Hijiyama Women's Junior College, Hiroshima, Japan.


To assess the association of past use of computer games and parallel-processing skills as measured by tests of discrimination perception using computers 46 boys and girls in kindergarten, aged 4 to 6 years, were classified into 17 player and 17 nonplayer groups by their enthusiasm for computer games. There were no significant differences between the two groups in correct responses; however, RTs of players were significantly faster than those of nonplayers. RTs were different to color and shape. Experiences with computer games might develop information-processing skills.

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