I’m always on the lookout for interesting articles and presentations to share with you about casual games and recently I came across a TED talk by Tom Chatfield titled “7 ways games reward the brain.”
Tom Chatfield – a longtime gamer and game theorist – is the arts and books editor at the UK current-affairs magazine Prospect.
The growth of the gaming industry and the reach of modern video and online-game culture is nothing short of mind-boggling, with gaming revenue recently overtaking that of more traditional media (it overtook music in 2008).
In his talk, Tom explores the power of computer games to influence the way we think and learn. According to Tom, “games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more,” which reinforces the notion that playing computer games is more than just fun, it can also play an important role in improving your brain’s cognitive function and the way you approach our technologically evolving world.
If you’re already a casual games lover, then check out the video of this illuminating talk to get a professional’s perspective on how the games you play are actually doing your brain some good!
Watch “Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain.”
Then, when you’re done watching the video – do your brain some more good by playing some of our top brain ‘workout’ games! Try: