Archive for December, 2010

Smart Games! Better Reasoning and Speed

December 6th, 2010

There’s a lot of FUD surrounding the use of games. Here’s a report of some research out of Berkeley on the effectiveness of games.

From the Bunge Lab, computer and non-computer-based game training using ‘smart’ commercially available games resulted in dramatic improvements in reasoning and processing speed scores (or both) as measured on the TONI-3 (Test of Non Verbal Intelligence) or WISC-IV Coding.

via Eide Neurolearning Blog: Smart Games! Better Reasoning and Speed – PC, Board, and Nintendo DS.

Are there any problems in the method? Any alternative conclusions?

Tip of the Chapeau to the Eide Neurolearning Blog. I love following these people because the look at learning at the brain level!