Related (you can stream yourself with OBS Studio): How long did it take you to get through the first campaign/prologue of a Zachtronics game like Opus Magnum, and what is the highest difficulty level in the game that you can complete?
[god these puzzle games take a lot]. To be fair, longitudinal performance (or performance change with age) is what matters here more than original raw IQ here.
Zachtronics games LIKE Opus Magnum ALSO have a histogram of scores where you can compare yourself to population SO they are a new example of quantified self analytics via video games (video games are a HUGE trove of quantified self data where people generally don’t mind having their data mined as gaming data is WAY less sensitive/personal than data elsewhere - hence why people don’t mind twitch-streaming their entire gaming history). I think the histogram is new to Opus Magnum and isn’t seen in Zachtronics games prior to it.
I think a Laura Germine study paired up with longitudinal associations of gaming would be great (I don’t think Laura Germine has experimented with real games that much lately even though it would be great).
Well, my performance on the human benchmarks was not that good except for verbal memory. I don’t think I have gotten much worse over time; these are long-term weaknesses and tasks I have avoided over my lifetime. My self-talk interferes with my performance, like “Oh, you are probably going to suck at this.” Internal dialogue should be a confound though I am unsure how to measure it. It’s related to overthinking a problem. I aim to improve my performance over time rather than beating myself up.
Best reaction times I got were this, but I’m in my 20s, have a 280hz monitor and play rhythm games regularly. I haven’t worked on the other sections so much though but it seems I touched them all briefly to see what they were. For reaction time you can probably do best by visualizing seeing the color and performing the action while waiting, or at least it helps me.
I noticed a decrease in Starcraft 2 skill after 2018 (I don’t play often, but I picked it up again fine in 2018, but something about my speed really decreased even when I tried picking it up again - I don’t know if it’s “skill decay” or smg more fundamental…)
I saw a video of fps players doing the reaction time and getting under 170 and I thought it was crazy at the time too, I guess if continue to practice it you’ll get better, and a fast monitor cuts off a good amount of ms too so that cant be discounted, 13ms difference between 60hz and 280hz that I use. 120wpm is pretty impressive considering this site requires capitalization punctuation and etc in its prompts