The Effects of Video Games in Memory and Attention

Chrysovalantis Kefalis, Eirini Zoi Kontostavlou, Athanasios Drigas

Abstract


The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is ubiqui-tous. Technologies like video games have become very popular not only with the young generation but also with older people. The video game indus-try has seen rapid growth over recent years, as has the interest in the influ-ence of video game experience on people’s daily life. The study focuses on a novel approach to training Visual Working Memory (VWM) through the use of video games and examines research evidence concerning whether video games can serve as a vehicle for promoting the development of cogni-tive skills and especially memory and attention.

Keywords


video games, memory, attention, visual working memory, VWM

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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