Games give you hand-eye coordination and spatial intelligence together with map-reading skills

Date:February 22, 2006 / year-entry #68
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Comments:    16
Summary:Australian comedy group Tripod performs a song that I'm sure describes none of my readers in any way whatsoever. (Courtesy of my good friend The Knitty Professor.)

Australian comedy group Tripod performs a song that I'm sure describes none of my readers in any way whatsoever. (Courtesy of my good friend The Knitty Professor.)

Comments (16)
  1. 8 says:

    I regularly play games, but what’s "spatial intelligence"?

    Those WW2 games are good for my german lingo :) it’s very easy to understand imho.

  2. Randolpho says:

    Spatial Intelligence I assume means the ability to reason and relate in three dimensions. Being able to judge distances and angles, for example.

  3. Andrew Lim says:

    ROFL! They’re funny and can actually sing too!

  4. A regular viewer says:

    "Thanks for your interest in Google Video.

    Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn’t available in your country.

    We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience."

    Half a sphere maketh not a globe.

  5. Phyllis says:

    "Half a sphere maketh not a globe."

    So what are you trying to say, regular viewer?  Am I just being touchy by interpreting that as some criticism of linking to a site that not everyone can view?  Raymond is perhaps being Western-Hemispherecentric?  Or maybe you meant nothing by it.  But if you can’t see it and you’re put out by this, well, boo hoo.

  6. JamesW says:

    If someone posts a .gvp file of the video, or just the URL from the .gvp file, then those of us in less favoured parts of the globe can have a look too.

  7. Kelli Zielinski says:

    … oh hey I resemble that video.  Er, ah, resent it, I mean.  Yeah.  That’s that’s what I meant…

  8. Ein schönes Lied (auf Englisch) über die Mühen der Männer mit Frauen und Spielekonsolen (und interessante Einblicke über räumliche Koordination und Kartenlesefähigkeiten *g*).

    Quelle: The Old New Thing

  9. Marcel says:

    Great link Iain, thanks!

    These Google videos which I was never able to watch without looking for an open US proxy first were starting to annoy me, too.

  10. Austin Spafford says:

    Simply awesome!

  11. So is this a bad time to mention my level 60 Paladin that has the full LAWBRINGER armor set and THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE two-handed mace?


  12. Ariel says:


    It doesn’t matter. your DPS is still terrible.


  13. A regular viewer says:

    Iain, many thanks. Much appreciate it.

  14. Tony Blair's third nipple says:

    Video games do indeed increase your map reading skills and spatial awareness. I can prove this by telling you that most women do not play them.

    Go figure

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