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1Daphne Bavelier, C. Shawn Green, Alexandre Pouget and Paul Schrater Brain Plasticity Through the Life Span: Learning to Learn and Action Video GamesDaphne Bavelier, C. Shawn Green, Alexandre Pouget and Paul SchraterRishav Raj Agarwal Arpit Agarwal
8ResourcesAll tasks require subjects to make a decision based on a limited amount of noisy dataEnhanced resources: Benefit from greater attentional resourcesDivided attention: The ability to divide attention between tasks or locationsSustained attention and impulsivity.Flexible resourse allocation
9Learning RuleAction game play leads to more accurate probabilistic inferenceAction game playing may act by enabling more generalizable knowledge through various abstractionsVGPs show greater suppression of distractors under extremely high load conditionsDevelopment of more generalizable knowledge as one is faced with new tasks or new environments.
11Action game play does not teach any one particular skill Increases the ability to extract patterns or regularities in the environmentLearning to learnChanges in knowledge produce benefits only to the extent to which new tasks share structure with action video games.
13Bavelier D, Achtman RA, Mani M, Foecker J. 2011 Bavelier D, Achtman RA, Mani M, Foecker J Neural bases of selective attention in action video game players. Vis. Res. doi: /j.visresBavelier D, Levi DM, Li RW, Dan Y, Hensch TK Removing brakes on adult brain plasticity: from molecular to behavioral interventions. J. Neurosci. 30:14964–71