Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games (2012 TED)
How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about brain research and how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.
Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain (2010 TED)
As we bring gameplay into more aspects of our lives (from socializing to exercising), Tom Chatfield talks about one compelling aspect of videogaming: its measurability. Parceling out rewards at carefully calibrated percentages, games collect reams of data about what humans truly find rewarding, and precisely how hard we’re willing to work for a win.
The Chris Hecker talk mentioned in the video: chrishecker.com