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Real-Time Strategy Game Training: Emergence of a Cognitive Flexibility Trait

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, August 2013
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34 news outlets
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7 blogs
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349 tweeters
facebook
55 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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42 Google+ users
reddit
7 Redditors
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Title
Real-Time Strategy Game Training: Emergence of a Cognitive Flexibility Trait
Published in
PLOS ONE, August 2013
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0070350
Pubmed ID
Authors

Brian D. Glass, W. Todd Maddox, Bradley C. Love

Abstract

Training in action video games can increase the speed of perceptual processing. However, it is unknown whether video-game training can lead to broad-based changes in higher-level competencies such as cognitive flexibility, a core and neurally distributed component of cognition. To determine whether video gaming can enhance cognitive flexibility and, if so, why these changes occur, the current study compares two versions of a real-time strategy (RTS) game. Using a meta-analytic Bayes factor approach, we found that the gaming condition that emphasized maintenance and rapid switching between multiple information and action sources led to a large increase in cognitive flexibility as measured by a wide array of non-video gaming tasks. Theoretically, the results suggest that the distributed brain networks supporting cognitive flexibility can be tuned by engrossing video game experience that stresses maintenance and rapid manipulation of multiple information sources. Practically, these results suggest avenues for increasing cognitive function.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 2%
Spain 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 8 2%
Unknown 381 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 79 19%
Student > Bachelor 68 17%
Student > Master 66 16%
Researcher 55 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 7%
Other 74 18%
Unknown 39 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 158 39%
Computer Science 40 10%
Social Sciences 32 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 5%
Neuroscience 18 4%
Other 81 20%
Unknown 61 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 666. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2022.
All research outputs
#23,745
of 21,792,010 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#392
of 186,255 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#110
of 176,539 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#7
of 3,916 outputs
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