Brains, Games and Learning Infographic
The Brains, Games and Learning infographic explores what science tells us about brain mechanisms involved in learning and playing digital games. It features a collection of neuroscience research curated by MIND Research Institute's Director of Education Research, Dr. Martin Buschkuehl, about the neurotransmitter dopamine and how it affects the brain and learning.
Dopamine is associated with an array of pleasant activities and feelings. This neurotransmitter helps us learn new information, remember information better as well as keep us motivated in goal-oriented behaivor. How can educators and parents apply this knowledge and neuroscience research findings to improve student learning and motivation?