Cross-Cutting Theme Program
Action Video Games as Exemplary Learning Tools
Saturday, May 24, 2014,
2:30 PM - 3:05 PM
New media use is often perceived as debilitating, yet the oft-decried activity of playing action-packed, fast-paced video games has been found to have surprisingly positive impact on a broad range of skills. A training regimen whose benefits are so broad is unprecedented and provides a unique opportunity to identify factors that underlie generalization of learning and principles of brain plasticity.