Study finds your gaming skills peak at age 24

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 @ 11:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Slashdot points out that a new study discovered that your ability to keep up with the frantic pace of games like StarCraft II may peak at age 24. The study is based on the behaviour of 3,305 StarCraft II players aged 16 to 44, but only 20 of the participants were female.
This is relevant to more than just StarCraft II players: 'While many high-performance athletes start to show age-related declines at a young age, those are often attributed to physical as opposed to brain aging. ... While previous lab tests have shown faster reaction times for simple individual tasks, it was never clear how much relevance those had to complex, real-world tasks such as driving. Thompson noted that Starcraft is complex and quite similar to real-life tasks such as managing 911 calls at an emergency dispatch centre, so the findings may be directly relevant.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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