Getting Into The Virtual Zone
from the in-the-zone dept
When someone playing a sport gets into that peak performance area, where everything seems to go perfectly without much difficulty and everything (related to the game) seems extra clear, it’s said they’re in the “zone”. The BBC is looking into whether or not video gamers also experience being “in the zone”. I would imagine that almost any activity can involve being in the zone, so I’m not sure there’s that big a reason to study this. To make matters worse, this study was conducted by giving an athlete and a gamer a questionnaire asking them questions about how they felt while they were performing their activity. That doesn’t seem like the most reliable method of determing if someone is really in the zone or not.