Games such as Super Monkey Ball, Star Wars Racer Revenge, and Silent Scope can help doctors’ motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and reaction time increase as much as 40%. In fact, games are being eyed as a viable alternative — and cheaper, too! — than traditional training for techniques used in laparoscopic surgery.
While I wish that video games could help me become a better writer and editor — any research on that, folks? — I’m curious: What are some other ways in which people can seek non-traditional training for their current jobs? Where do you go for skills development outside of the usual channels?