Thursday, November 05, 2015

Video game designers tout games as prescription therapies (Stat News)

A contentious cognitive controversy continues; tangentially, see Children’s Tablets Review: The Electronic Baby Sitter Wises Up (WSJ)
"Therapeutic gaming advocates are betting on the science of brain plasticity, which suggests that the brain can modify itself in response to interactions with the environment. The idea is that playing a well-designed video game can help patients get better at multitasking, staying focused, processing information, or relaxing — and that these cognitive gains can be transferred beyond the game to relieve symptoms of medical conditions."
(Stat is a new life sciences blog from the owner of the Boston Globe; see With a giant staff for an online startup, The Boston Globe’s Stat aims to reach a global audience [NiemanLab] for details)
Video game designers tout games as prescription therapies
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