Gaming and the Brain
Paul Howard-Jones Keynotes - The keynotes by Paul Howard-Jones look at gaming and the brain, and describe learning with...
Howard-Jones is especially interested in the effect of technology on children who are, for example, using it to make new friends, which has more negative effects. He also talks about the different effects based on when you use technology. Interrupted sleep disrupts learning as it stops the process of consolidating memory (absorbed during the day), and the light from small screens, like a cell phone, can actually be the most damaging. According to Howard-Jones, small bright screens reduce melatonin and make one likely to be up to four times more sleepy the next day.