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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
Brain and Vision Lab
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New Data Suggests a Role for 'Gaming' in Improving Cognition
October 03, 2013
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July 17, 2013
Will “Call of Duty” Be Assigned for 10th Grade (Gaming) Homework?
March 06, 2013
Brain-boosting video games urged
February 27, 2013
Video Games Lead to Faster Decisions that are No Less Accurate
September 10, 2010
Action Video Games Improve Vision
March 26, 2009
Scientists Watch As Listener's Brain Predicts Speaker's Words
September 11, 2008
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.