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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:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Brain and Vision Lab

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9 ways to boost your intelligence by playing video games
September 18, 2015

Hays Daily News
Technology can aid some development, decision making
September 04, 2015

Can Gaming Help Renew a Human's Depth Perception?
June 10, 2015

Rockford Register Star
From the classroom
June 02, 2015
Playing Video Games Can Increase Your Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
May 20, 2015

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Healthy Life: A beautiful mind
April 27, 2015

Yahoo! Finance
7 Cheap Ways to Boost Brain Power
April 16, 2015
International experts to present latest child development research at SRCD's Biennial Meeting
March 12, 2015

Uloop News
Video Games: Please Enjoy Responsibly
February 11, 2015

Yakima Herald Republic
Research finds playing video games holds surprising advantages
February 10, 2015

Modesto Bee
Are video games good for you? New research suggests answer is yes
January 29, 2015

Hartford Courant
Video games can be good for you, new research says
January 26, 2015

Playing video games boosts brain's ability to learn
January 15, 2015
Benefits Of Video Games: Study Finds Action Games Boost Learning
December 10, 2014

Cheat Code Central
Gamers Are Smart…And I Can Prove It!
November 20, 2014

Education News
Study: Video Games Improve Learning, Pattern Recognition
November 17, 2014

Cincinnati WKRC-TV CBS 12
Could playing video games make you smarter?
November 12, 2014

Action Video Game Lovers Learn Faster and Better: Study
November 10, 2014

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
Researches aim to use addictive video games to build better brains
March 01, 2014

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

Brain-boosting video games urged
February 27, 2013

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

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

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

Heighten Your Senses With Call of Duty
October 07, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total Gaming
Video Games Boost Brain Power
December 20, 2010

Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills
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

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

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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

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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.