Daphne Bavelier & Jan L. Plass: Your Brain on Video Games @ NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life 5th floor, Grand Hall 238 Thompson Street

02/09/2016 6:00 pm – 02/09/2016 8:30 pm Games are an exciting yet controversial tool for learning and cognitive development. Daphne Bavelier, an expert in cognitive neuroscience, will describe how entertainment and action-packed video games, initially thought as mindless, can induce brain plasticity and a surprisingly vast array of improvements. Jan L. Plass, a scholar and designer of learning with simulations and games, will discuss how games need to be designed to be effective for learning and for development of cognitive skills. Both will present their research findings and then engage with the audience in a lively conversation.

Making Waves is a series of conversations in celebration of NYU Steinhardt’s 125th Anniversary. Distinguished NYU Steinhardt faculty and guests talk about how new research on the brain is helping us better understand human behavior.

Presenters:
  • Jan L. Plass, NYU Steinhardt Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning Sciences and co-director of the Games for Learning Institute
  • Daphne Bavelier, Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Geneva
Registration required: http://events.nyu.edu/#event_id/86147/view/event

Reception after the event