Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Brain Waves Predict Video Game Performance

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (UPI) — A recording of brain waves can be used to predict who will improve most on an unfamiliar video game, researchers at the University of Illinois report.

Using electroencephalography to record electrical activity in the brains of 39 study subjects as they began playing Space Fortress, a video game developed for cognitive research, researchers found subjects whose brain waves oscillated most powerfully in the alpha spectrum — about 10 times per second, or 10 hertz — tended to learn at a faster rate than those whose brain waves oscillated with less power.

The brain signals were an excellent predictor of improvement on the game, postdoctoral researcher Kyle Mathewson said.

“By measuring your brain waves the very first time you play the game, we can predict how fast you’ll learn over the next month.”

Electrical activity in the brain reflects the communication status of billions of neurons, Mathewson said.

“These oscillations are the language of the brain, and different oscillations represent different brain functions.”

The new findings offer tantalizing clues to the mental states that appear to enhance one’s ability to perform complex tasks, he said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Brain Waves Predict Video Game Performance”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.