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Video Games Improve Visual Attention Skills

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Video Games Improve Visual Attention Skills

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Video Games Improve Visual Attention Skills

Video Games Improve Visual Attention Skills

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Research strongly indicates that playing violent video games increases the likelihood of aggressive behavior in people who play them. Today, researchers reporting in the journal Nature confirm another effect of the games — improved visual attention skills. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.