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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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25 news outlets
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4 blogs
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371 tweeters
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39 Google+ users
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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 4%
France 3 1%
Spain 3 1%
Chile 2 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 13 6%
Unknown 187 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 26%
Student > Bachelor 43 19%
Student > Master 39 17%
Researcher 31 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Other 37 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 111 50%
Computer Science 26 12%
Social Sciences 24 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 5%
Other 34 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 601. 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 16 May 2017.
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#4,947
of 7,931,175 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#140
of 111,424 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#72
of 127,465 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#6
of 3,784 outputs
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