Can Video Games Make You Smarter?


Have you guys heard about the YouTube channel ASAP Science? Every week they post a short, animated video about some scientific concept. It’s a bit “pop-sciency,” but I like it a lot. The videos are entertaining and cite scientific research about whatever the particular topic is. I’m not saying it’s instructional, but just that it’s fun and nice as a supplement.

I subscribe to their YouTube channel and today I happened across this video about video games. I’m usually skeptical of anything that relies too much on so-called “brain science” and neuroimaging, but they also cite some interesting behavioral results. So here it is…what do you think? Leave a comment!

About karen mahon

i am a behavior and learning scientist. i hold an ed.d. in educational psychology and am trained as an instructional designer. i have spent more than 15 years working in education and instructional software design.
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