video games help hand eye coordination
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I would like to add that this is my first debate with this site.
I would also like to mention that I am an avid gamer and play 2-3 hours a day.
I am not sure about the official rules of who starts since they are not included, but I would like to extend the opening arguments to Pro since it would appear that the burden of proof would be theirs.
It will be my objective to prove that video games do not actually improve hand eye coordination. This is seemingly impossible as doing any activity involving your eyes and hands should have some minimal affect on hand-eye coordination. (Such as counting to 10 on your fingers over and over again might improve your hand-eye coordination, but is it worth the effort) I would ask Pro if the terms could be slightly altered to read: "Video games improve hand eye coordination enough to make a significant difference."
Definitions (please revise if not correct, Pro)
Video games: an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.
Help: Improve in some measurable amount
Hand Eye Coordination(aka HEC): the coordinated vision and hand movement to execute a task.
My arguments would be:
Moving your thumbs and less frequently your fingers does nothing to improve actual hand-eye coordination.
I would concede that if you were using Wii motion control or PS Move or XBOX Kinect, you would be improving your HEC, but since you are just flicking your fingers independently from what you are watching, it does nothing to directly improve your HEC.
I don't think typing on a computer helps your HEC, however if you were using a touch screen key-pad where you had to find the letters and move your fingers to the place you are looking at, you would be getting practice with HEC.
You seem to be getting better HEC because your focus is improving as well as muscle memory and spacial skills like reading a map or driving a car, but these are separate measurable mental capabilities.
I have never played a video game that advertised better HEC.
Since all video games are not motion games, I believe it would be inaccurate to say that video games increase HEC since you are only talking about a small number of games that have only been around for less than 10 years.
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Vote Placed by Chicken 4 years ago
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