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May 17, 2005

Video Game Learning Mechanisms

games video game learning If we get smarter playing video games, how?

We know that video games can help us learn, but what exactly is it about the games that does it? Is it that fact that we’re in control — for example, the way drivers in a car seem to learn the roads better than passengers? Or is it something else? Paul Wilson of the University of Leicester and Patrick Péruch of Université de la Méditerranée had been working on this problem separately for several years, with mixed results. In 2002 they combined their efforts to try to figure out what matters most for learning in a virtual environment ("The Influence of Interactivity and Attention on Spatial Learning in a Desk-Top Virtual Environment," Current Psychology of Cognition, 2002).

 

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