Research shows that certain individuals may excel at Fortnite due to their ability to perceive in a higher FPS

For years, I have been fascinated by the idea of breaking the FPS event horizon in gaming. But, I often dismissed attempts to achieve this as futile. After all, all games looked the same to me. This perspective earned me mockery from our hardware editor James, who accused me of being objectively wrong. However, a recent study by The Guardian has changed my mind. It turns out that we all perceive life at different FPS rates. So, that player dominating in Fortnite might not be cheating after all; they may simply be experiencing the game at a different speed than you do.

The phenomenon is known as ‘temporal resolution’ – the speed at which your brain processes visual information from your eyes. If you have high temporal resolution, the world appears slightly slower to you compared to someone with low temporal resolution. This means that you may be able to react quicker in fast-paced situations. The study involved participants being tested on their ability to perceive flickering lights, with results showing a wide range of response times.

However, the study was limited to a small group of participants aged between 18-35, so further research is needed for more accurate results.

Understanding that people interpret visual signals at varying speeds is not surprising. We are all unique beings, each with our own physical attributes and abilities. Some individuals may naturally excel at fast-paced games due to their faster perception of events.

Knowing your own temporal resolution score could potentially impact decisions such as investing in high refresh rate monitors for gaming. Additionally, there might come a day where professional esports players have to provide their temporal resolution certificate as part of their qualifications.

Anyone falling below a certain FPS threshold would not be eligible to compete at a professional level.

In conclusion, the study suggests that my dismissive attitude towards attempts to break the FPS event horizon in gaming may have been misguided. Understanding temporal resolution could lead to better decision-making and improved performance in fast-paced games.

By Riley Johnson

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