Your Brain On Video Games

March 31, 2013

Video Game Development


It has been awhile since I have written about my industry. Work has been ridiculously busy, so my downtime is when I try to think about other things.  As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of TED.com.  This weekend, I found an interesting video of Daphne Bavelier: Your Brain On Video Games.  While the hard-core gamers in my world have been saying many of the same things for years, it was fascinating to hear the about the findings of a brain scientist that video games can have a positive effect on our ability to see, learn and multitask.

All video game developers put their passion into their projects with the hope that players will find it fun.  It’s nice to know that the chocolate we provide also has some benefits.

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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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4 Comments on “Your Brain On Video Games”

  1. loucyo Says:

    I am IN LOVE with this video. I can’t believe I was a victim of all that “common knowledge” which FOR YEARS I thought it was factual. Wow… Mindblown. I am happy to see that video games are being seen as what they are: a tool. Videogames are not a detrimental aspect of human progress.

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