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October 2013 24

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    Video games changing the world
    Psychology Colloquium welcomes Rebecca Acthman presenting "Video games as a tool to train perception and attention."
    Full Description: Do you play video games? Do you wonder what effect, if any, playing these games might have? As video game playing is growing in popularity across all ages of the population these question are becoming increasingly relevant. Please join us as Rebecca Achtman discusses her research demonstrating that individuals who play action video games show superior performance compared to their non-game playing peers. Learn more about how video games are changing the way we see and interact with the world. Free and open to the public. Rebecca Achtman is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Denison University. Her research combines behavioral and brain imaging approaches to study brain plasticity. She is interested in how we learn and how the brain changes with experience.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Psychology, Department of Psychology
    Event Contact: Jill Uland, 740-587-6338
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
    Tags: Sciences