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Training our brains with novelty, challenge…and videogames (20-minute panel discussion)

How Do Video Games Affect The Brain? (Huff­in­g­ton Post Live):

Amer­i­cans play a lot of video games — that much isn’t up for dis­pute. But the impact on our brains is, along with the bil­lion dol­lar indus­try that has sprung up around games, designed to make you smarter. Can “brain train­ing” games make real change?


  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley @AdamGazz (San Fran­cis­co , CA) UCSF Neu­ro­sci­en­tist
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez @AlvaroF (Wash­ing­ton, DC) CEO,
  • Dr. William Barr @WB_BARR (New York, NY) Direc­tor of Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy, NYU School of Med­i­cine
  • Dr. Ulrich Mayr (Eugene, OR) Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ore­gon; Edi­tor In Chief, ‘Psy­chol­o­gy and Aging’


Orig­i­nal­ly aired on Octo­ber 6, 2015.

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