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Computers Are Making Us More Coordinated

Computers Are Making Us More Coordinated

Using computers is improving your motor skills.

Scientists have released new research showing that clicking on all those cat videos is actually improving your fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

The study shows people's ability to translate training that involves moving a mouse and clicking items on a screen reveals that the human brain is able to apply the same skills to other tasks that require using hands.

Moving a pointer onscreen with a mouse is also changing the way we think and perceive three-dimensional space.

The researchers say this means computer games can be used to help stroke patients improve their motor skills.

--Rob Archer

 

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