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Substitute to Coffee? To sync brain waves to improve performance

eLearningworld News New research from Boston University shows that brain waves can be hacked in order to improve cognitive skills and could eventually work as a substitute to coffee. The focus of the research has been directed on two brain areas the medial frontal cortex that handles situations when you make a mistake or get surprised, and the lateral prefrontal cortex with focus on rules and goals. These are the two brain areas that often… Continue reading

Strategy Games or Action Games which Cognitive skills do they train?

eLearningworld News A new study shows interesting results of how different video game types affect white matter in the brain and cognitive skills. The research focussed on the impact of strategy games and action games. The lead researcher of the study, Chandramallika Basak, PhD, Assistant Professor at The Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas, explains. “When researchers use video games as a tool for cognitive enhancement, they assume that game performance relies… Continue reading

Shooter games can actually harm your brain, new research shows

eLearningworld News Action video games can do more harm than good for your cognitive skills a new study from the University of Montreal suggests. Greg West, an associate professor of psychology at UdeM, that in collaboration associate professor of psychiatry Véronique Bohbot with McGill University, made the study, comments the result in the following way: “Video games have been shown to benefit certain cognitive systems in the brain, mainly related to visual attention and short-term… Continue reading