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Daphne Bavelier

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Brain And Cognitive Sciences

Areas of expertise: Brain plasticity, deafness, American Sign Language, video games, vision, short term memory

Press contact:
Susan Hagen

Related Links:
Brain and Vision Lab

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BBC News
How computers change the way we learn
October 22, 2014

The Daily Mail (UK)
Playing video games can boost your brain: Researchers say action games increase our ability to quickly learn new motor skills
October 17, 2014

Fast Company
April 29, 2014

Omaha World-Herald
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Bavelier examines the effect of early-life altered experience on the functionality of the adult brain. For example, she investigates whether early deafness leads to changes in vision or whether early exposure to American Sign Language changes the cortical organization for language. Bavelier also study how videogame playing modifies visual skills.