Study gives props to gamer doctors

You’re in good hands with a gamer doctor.

According to a story from Reuters, a study found that doctors who “warmed up” with the game “Super Monkey Ball” for about 20 minutes right before doing surgery drill made less mistakes and worked more quickly than non-gaming doctors.

The study concentrated on laparoscopic surgery, which uses really small cameras and elongated tools — think of those medical shows where you get a camera view moving through someone’s body.

Dr. James Rosser is the point man on this study, and he describes this kind of surgery as “trying to tie your shoe laces with three-foot-long chopsticks while watching on a TV screen.” So, it would help to practice.

I actually got to talk to Rosser at last year’s E3 for a story on exertainment. The dude is funny.