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Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge in Math?

KQED: Mind Shift

Authors of a recent study argue that exposure to video games “could play a significant role as part of a larger strategy designed to interest women in science and engineering careers.” Participants with little prior video-game exposure “realized large gains after only ten hours of training,” they note, adding that “we can only imagine the benefits that might be realized after weeks, months, or even years of action-video-gaming experience.”

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