SBRI Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute - France (Lyon)

CORTEX Conference by Daphné Bavelier

Date event : December 13, 2019 - 10:30am Conference / Talk Published on 11/29/2019 - 3:23pm

Learning and transfer: Lessons from action video games


Daphné Bavelier

University of Geneva and Campus Biotech


A vexing issue in the field of learning is that, while we understand how to promote superior performance through practice, the resulting behavioral enhancement rarely extends beyond the practiced task. Such learning specificity is a major limitation for effective interventions, whether educational or clinical ones. Here we will consider lessons from action video game play as to how one can train learning to learn, or the ability to gracefully adapt to new tasks, for the better.


Friday 13 December, 10:30, ISC Amphi.

Chaired by Jean-Claude Dreher