Recent studies indicate that enhancements after action video game play are due to observers being better able to select and use the most reliable information for the task. Yet, unlike perceptual learning whereby the observer typically learns the best template just for the trained task, this work suggests that action gamers learn to find the best template on the fly as they are faced with new visual stimuli and new environments. According to this view, fast-paced, action-packed games have already been documented to have potent positive impact on an array of skills, including perception, visuo-motor coordination, spatial cognition, attention and decision making to cite a few, illustrating the powerful effect of action game play in reshaping the adult brain. []

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