Action Video Game Skill Level Predicts Performance on Target Detection and Identification in a Simulated Combat Environment.
Video game research has recently begun to investigate the impact of experience and skill level in action video games on visual search and intentional mechanisms. This research attempts to further these investigations by looking at the differences between skilled and less skilled video game players of combat-based action video games in a target detection and identification task set in simulated combat environments. As expected, skilled players out performed less skilled players by detecting the presence or absence of a target more quickly and accurately than less skilled players. Skilled players also more accurately and quickly identified a target's location, once detected. The results are consistent with Green & Bavelier's (2003, 2005) research that suggests playing action video games influences visual selection attention.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Video games -- Psychological aspects
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Dapra, Charles, "Action Video Game Skill Level Predicts Performance on Target Detection and Identification in a Simulated Combat Environment." (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 586.