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  • Video gamers: Size of brain structures predicts success

    University of Illinois psychology professor Art Kramer and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh and MIT found that the volume of specific brain structures could predict how well a person would perform on a video game. The study was conducted at the University of Illinois.

    University of Illinois psychology professor Art Kramer and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh and MIT found that the volume of specific brain structures could predict how well a person would perform on a video game. The study was conducted at the University of Illinois.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Arthur Kramer, call 217- 493-9785; e-mail akramer@cyrus.psych.uiuc.edu.
    To reach Kirk Erickson, call 412-624-4533; kiericks@pitt.edu. To reach Ann Graybiel, e-mail graybiel@mit.edu. The paper, “Striatal Volume Predicts Level of Video Game Skill
    Acquisition,” is available online.