Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morning (KQED):
“The brain network that controls multitasking connects with networks that control memory and attention span. So by playing the game, some scientists believe you can improve cognitive skills, and by extension, relieve a range of symptoms associated with Read the rest of this entry »
Virtual Reality is Here. Can We Play With It? (The New York Times):
“…I can assure you that virtual reality works. Technology is no longer the limitation. The lingering question is what game designers, artists and filmmakers should do with it…Oculus VR sold Read the rest of this entry »
Asteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills (New York Times):
- “Could a desktop computer game be what makes the young Americans so good?… “Work the brain; the science is there,” said Danton Cole, in his fourth season as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team…For the past five seasons, Read the rest of this entry »
A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger (The New York Times):
“Brain scientists have discovered that swerving around cars while simultaneously picking out road signs in a video game can improve the short-term memory and long-term focus Read the rest of this entry »
Video Game With Biofeedback Teaches Children to Curb Their Anger (Science Daily):
“Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a simple video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital. Results were published online October 24 in the journal Adolescent Psychiatry Read the rest of this entry »
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Good brief article at New Scientist, Maker of cognitive training game seeks FDA approval:
- “Imagine walking away from a doctor’s office with a prescription to play a video game. Brain Plasticity, the developer of a cognitive training game, has begun talks with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the game as a therapeutic drug.”
- “Brain Plasticity has been fine-tuning a game to help people with schizophrenia improve the deficits in attention and memory that are often associated with the disorder.”