University of Rochester

For the Media

Archive

Subscribe

University Communications

Futurity
Futurity.org: Discover the future with news from leading research universities

RSS feedsFacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn


University Communications

Faculty Experts Directory



High-resolution image
(please include photo credit)

Daphne Bavelier

Professor
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
susan.hagen@rochester.edu
585.276.4061

Related Links:
Brain and Vision Lab


In the News

Fast Company
CAN YOU TRAIN YOURSELF TO BECOME A
April 29, 2014

Omaha World-Herald
Researches aim to use addictive video games to build better brains
March 01, 2014

ArsTechnica
How action games can improve our visual skills
February 20, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald
Using addictive games to build better brains
February 17, 2014

The New York Times
Disruptions: Using Addictive Games to Build Better Brains
February 16, 2014

Neurology Today
New Data Suggests a Role for 'Gaming' in Improving Cognition
October 03, 2013

Psychology Today
Is Taking the Initiative a Sign of Intelligence?
July 17, 2013

Scientific American
Will “Call of Duty” Be Assigned for 10th Grade (Gaming) Homework?
March 06, 2013

UPI
Brain-boosting video games urged
February 27, 2013

Daily Toreador
DuPont: Put down the controller, try something new
February 18, 2013

Individual.com
Conference of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society Releases ESCoNS 2 Details
February 08, 2013

Huffington Post
Violent Video Games, Blamed For Promoting Violence, May Benefit Brain
January 16, 2013

GoArticles
Can Video Games Really Improve Your Cognitive Skills
December 18, 2012

Washington Post
Business skills you can learn from video games
October 12, 2012

Wired
Heighten Your Senses With Call of Duty
October 07, 2012

Gamasutra
White House Games and Neuroscience Workshop - by Noah Falstein
September 28, 2012

Canberra Times
Computer games find a higher purpose
August 29, 2012

Science News
The Brain Set Free
August 11, 2012

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Mom's wrong! Video games could help you
July 05, 2012

Discover Magazine
Can Mindfulness Meditation Make You Smarter?
June 18, 2012

Times of India
What's the secret to a gamer’s mental fitness?
June 07, 2012

CBS
Video games scrutinized, new bill seeks
March 20, 2012

The Wall Street Journal
When Gaming Is Good for You
March 05, 2012

ABC News
The Benefits of Video Games
December 26, 2011

Orlando-WFTV
Researchers: video games wont make you smarter
December 23, 2011

Scientific American
How a Computer Game is Reinventing the Science of Expertise [Video]
December 01, 2011

New Scientist
Action-packed video games help solve lazy eye
October 23, 2011

GameFWD
Acquiring Life Skills through Video Games
August 01, 2011

Chicago WLS (ABC) 7
Video games boost brain power
June 29, 2011

The Independent
Can playing a motorsport video game improve your performance in a real car?
June 16, 2011

YNN Austin
Your Health: Video games boost brains
June 03, 2011

NewsChannel 5
Video Games Boost Brain Power
April 29, 2011

The Trinidad Guardian
Five ways video games are good for you
April 26, 2011

Richmond Times Dispatch
Whats right with video games
April 17, 2011

MotorAuthority
Laboratory Wars: Do Video Games Make Drivers Safer Or More Dangerous?
January 31, 2011

PBS
Is Technology Wiring Teens to Have Better Brains?
January 05, 2011

UPI
Study: Space limits number of species
December 29, 2010

Computer Graphics World
How Video Games Stretch the Limits of our Visual Attention
December 29, 2010

NPR
Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills
December 20, 2010

Total Gaming
Video Games Boost Brain Power
December 20, 2010

El Mensajero Católico
Program helps girls explore science
December 16, 2010

Boston Globe
Video games found to aid decision making
September 29, 2010

The Washington Post
Science News: Action video games speed up decision-making process
September 27, 2010

U.S. News & World Report
Video Mayhem Enlivens Decision Making
September 14, 2010

CBS News
Action Video Games Found to Sharpen Decision-Making
September 13, 2010

Time
The cognitive benefits of video games
January 05, 2010

U.S. News & World Report
Video Games Could Boost Certain Thinking Skills
December 24, 2009

United Press International
Video gamers sharpen speed
December 18, 2009

Public Radio International
How video gaming could be good for you
November 21, 2009

Hartford Courant
Technology and Your Children's Eyes
August 28, 2009

Science Magazine
Multitasking Muddles the Mind?
August 25, 2009

Scientific American
Take two video games and call me in the morning
June 30, 2009

ABC Science Online
Video games are good for you
June 24, 2009

The Jewish Week
Robots To Help Humans
May 13, 2009

<< Less In the News

News Releases

Video Games Lead to Faster Decisions that are No Less Accurate
September 10, 2010

Sign Language Study Shows Multiple Brain Regions Wired for Language
April 29, 2010

Action Video Games Improve Vision
March 26, 2009

Scientists Watch As Listener's Brain Predicts Speaker's Words
September 11, 2008

More News Releases >>



Biography
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.