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The benefits of Action Games for Skills Development, new research

eLearningworld News Perception, attention and reaction time is all being trained when playing action games a new study shows from an international research project lead by the University of Geneva. The research is based on 15 years of data from action games to measure how these impact cognitive abilities. The result shows that the 8970 individuals between the ages of 6 to 40 years old that produced the data by playing action games experienced significant… Continue reading

Psychology Research in a Virtual Reality environment with Eye-tracking

eLearningworld News “When we search for a specific object in a scene, we seem to have developed a precise idea of where to look for and find certain things,” Professor Melissa Le-Hoa Vo, psychologist at Goethe University Frankfurt conclude from her recent research that can be used in several fields. To reach this conclusion the team has used eye-tracking technology in a 3D virtual reality environment. Eye tracking is used to monitor human perception since… Continue reading

The connection between skills training and general intelligence explored

eLearningworld News Most cognitive abilities are positively related psychology research has found, which means that a person that has developed reasoning abilities also generally has better skills in e.g. vocabulary. This factor has been termed “G” or general intelligence, but how this underlying mechanism develops has remained in the shadows until now. To find out what the g-factor really is scientists from Cambridge University has performed a longitude study where 785 people, ages 14 to… Continue reading

Future school: Social and emotional learning to develop five crucial skills

eLearningworld News Professor Mark Greenberg at Penn State University identify three reasons to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools in an article in the special issue of the journal The Future of Children: “First, schools are ideal sites for interventions with children. Second, school-based SEL programs can improve students’ competence, enhance their academic achievement, and make them less likely to experience future behavioral and emotional problems. Third, evidence-based SEL interventions in all schools… Continue reading

How smartphones can improve social science

eLearningworld News from US Ten years ago, a new dimension of design thinking was launched when Steve Jobs introduced its coming revolution on the mobile phone market. The iPhone did not only offer a new design and integration of new functionality, it also worked to redesign human behaviour. Tania Lombrozo is a psychology professor at the University of California, writes about the smartphone technology to revolutionize behavioral science: “That’s because, for the first time in… Continue reading

Latest News: New Study shows the Magic behind Memory and Learning

eLearningworld News from US Neuroscience and psychology research is brought together in a new study from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) on how sleep is affecting the memory. The result of the study shows that there are compelling evidence to support the model that sleep reduces the forgetting signal in the brain. Deeper sleep levels make dopamine neurons become less reactive to stimuli and this leads to more stable memories, which… Continue reading