The power of play: The effects of Portal 2 and Lumosity on cognitive and noncognitive skills

@article{Shute2015ThePO,
  title={The power of play: The effects of Portal 2 and Lumosity on cognitive and noncognitive skills},
  author={Valerie J. Shute and Matthew Ventura and Fengfeng Ke},
  journal={Computers & Education},
  year={2015},
  volume={80},
  pages={58-67}
}
In this study, we tested 77 undergraduates who were randomly assigned to play either a popular video game (Portal 2) or a popular brain training game (Lumosity) for 8 h. Before and after gameplay, participants completed a set of online tests related to problem solving, spatial skill, and persistence. Results revealed that participants who were assigned to play Portal 2 showed a statistically significant advantage over Lumosity on each of the three composite measuresdproblem solving, spatial… CONTINUE READING
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