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Video games increasing your sight.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

You CAN teach an old neuron new tricks.  How do you manage this great feat?  How do you get your brain to function better than it currently does?  You can play video games! Daphne Bavelier and her lab at the University of Rochester have demonstrated that playing video games can improve your eyesight, in particular, […]

The benefits of playing videogames may surprise you.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Here is a current article that talks about the different benefits of playing video games. The Office of Naval Research posted an article about its program officer Dr. Ray Perez and his research discussing the benefits of playing video games. If you’re interested in the subject I found a great paper from 2005 about Learning […]

Immune Attack in the press.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Cell Article on Video games 2010 Amy Maxmen wrote an article about Immune Attack for Cell!  Maxmen keeps you up to date about the push from the President and First Lady to make sure we are using video games and all learning technology to their fullest potential.   And then Maxmen summaries what scientists think of […]

Exercise while gaming!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Paul Ballas, OD, of our own Science Advisory Group, wrote an excellent opinion piece for Wired. Paul thinks that video games that require us to be more active might help us actually become more active.  People exercise more when they can do something fun for exercise, he writes.  Paul suggests that if we rated video […]

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