Playing Games

I enjoyed many of the presentations at Learning without Frontiers 2012, this one by Dr Paul Howard-Jones on Neuroscience, Games & Learning certainly made me think and reflect.

Dr Paul Howard-Jones, a leading expert on the role of neuroscience in educational practice and policy with a particular interest in how gaming engages the brain and the application of this knowledge in education. Paul discusses the findings of his recent research that reviews the potential effects of video games and social media on the brain.

Paul’s research does seem to indicate that video games and social media does change the way the brain works, in the same way that everything we do changes the brain. Playing games changes the brain, reading a book changes the brain.

What still needs further work, is are these changes good or bad?

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