Your Brain on Video Games: Myth and Reality

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Crystal Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Daphne Bavelier , University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Can we harness video games to improve lives? Recent studies show that this might indeed be the case. In a surprising twist, the often-maligned action video game genre turns out to enhance sensory, attentional, and cognitive skills. Understanding how video games impact brain functions is helping scientists refine their knowledge of learning processes and further identify the principles of brain plasticity.