gasp! what is this? is this a story about how video games are good for your brain? well actually it is a story about how science nerds can tell if you are going to be good at video games. however, since it reveals whether an individual is capable of specific learning patterns and hand eye coordination.
as we all know, those are skills that never go unappreciated.
The findings, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, offer detailed insights into the brain structures that facilitate learning, and may lead to the development of training strategies tailored to individual strengths and weaknesses.
The new approach used established brain imaging techniques in a new way. Instead of measuring how brain activity differs before and after subjects learn a complex task, the researchers analyzed background activity in the basal ganglia, a group of brain structures known to be important for procedural learning, coordinated movement and feelings of reward.