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An Interesting Infographic on The Relationship Between Games and Learning

June 4, 2016
Learning has a lot to do with dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps the brain manage rewarding and pleasant feelings. Activities that induce higher dopamine levels in the brain are usually associated with feelings of pleasure and reward (e.g playing games). With higher levels of dopamine the brain tends to function better especially in remembering information and ‘consolidating newly learned content into memory’. Game-based learning is one example of a dopamine releasing activity that typifies how this chemical neurotransmitter enhances the players learning and boost their motivation and engagement. In this beautiful infographic from the folks in Mind Research Institute, ‘Director of Education Research at MIND Research Institute, Dr. Martin Buschkuehl, gives us an overview of certain functions of dopamine in the brain and the implications on learning and student motivation.’

game based learning and brain mechanisms

Created by MIND Research Institute