What Does Your Brain Say About Your Gaming Ability?

By Matthew Jay

January 14, 2011

Scientists have released a report that says by analyzing people’s brains they can predict their ability at certain video games.

Using magnetic resonance imaging on the basal ganglia, scientists were able to predict test subjects’ score at a University of Illinois-developed videogame called Space Fortress with between 55 and 68 percent accuracy. The test subjects had little to no video game experience prior to the test but played Space Fortress for over 20 hours.

Read the whole report for a more in-depth explanation of all the science-y stuff.

In other news, it’s not MY fault I’m so bad at Marvel vs Capcom 2. Blame my brain.

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Matthew Jay

Contributing writer for DualShockers, Matthew Jay is a comedy writer involved with the Philadelphia comedy scene. When he's not on stage trying to convince a room full of strangers to like him in under 3 minutes he likes to play and write about video games. Especially weird ones.

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