Cogmed Working Memory Training, RoboMemo, at the Serious Games Summit-discounted registration about to expire!

The dis­count­ed reg­is­tra­tion for the Seri­ous Games Sum­mit in DC, Octo­ber 30–31st, is about to end. If inter­est­ed, hur­ry up!

I will be pre­sent­ing lessons from Cogmed’s Work­ing Mem­o­ry Train­ing Pro­gram for kids with ADD/ ADHD, devel­oped by the team at Karolin­s­ka Insti­tute, led by Dr. Torkel Kling­berg, and by Cogmed. The pro­gram is called RoboMemo, and is one of the Brain Fit­ness Pro­grams with more sol­id research we have found for peo­ple with seri­ous con­cen­tra­tion dif­fi­cul­ties like ADD/ ADHD.

Pan­el: Teach­ing Skills or Chang­ing Behaviors

Speak­ers: Tom Hunter (CEO, Com­pass Rose Games), Alvaro Fer­nan­dez (Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Sharp­Brains, Inc,), Kevin McNul­ty (Part­ner, Ter­ris-Hill Productions)
Date/Time: Tues­day (Octo­ber 31, 2006) 11:00am — 12:00pm

Ses­sion Descrip­tion: Games can teach skills, such as fly­ing a plane or med­ical triage, and games can help peo­ple change behav­iors. Both are valu­able, but they have very dif­fer­ent design impli­ca­tions. This ses­sion will look at dif­fer­ent ways of teach­ing skills and caus­ing behav­ior change. We will focus on med­ical and cor­po­rate games with goals rang­ing from improv­ing qual­i­ty of life for peo­ple with med­ical prob­lems to teach­ing spe­cif­ic job skills.

Idea Take­away
Some games are more about teach­ing a spe­cif­ic skill, oth­er games are about chang­ing the way you think, act or behave. At the end of this pan­el the audi­ence will under­stand how games are designed to achieve these goals.

Intend­ed Audience
This pan­el is intend­ed for peo­ple who are either design­ing games, or who are com­mis­sion­ing games and want to under­stand how games can be designed for skills train­ing or behav­ior change.”

If any of you is attend­ing the con­fer­ence, please let me know.

About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS is an independent think-tank and consulting firm providing services at the frontier of applied neuroscience, health, leadership and innovation.
SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

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