1/31/2012

The reward system that is the basis for many video games leads to an increase in the brain's production of dopamine, a chemical "which helps orient our attention and enhances the making of connections between neurons, which is the physical basis for learning", according to Paul Howard-Jones, a neuroscientist in the United Kingdom. Based on those findings, he recommends teachers embrace gaming in the classroom, saying that students are more engaged in learning when they could receive a reward.

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