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A large scale test of the gaming-enhancement hypothesis

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A growing research literature suggests that regular electronic game play and game-based training programs may confer practically significant benefits to cognitive functioning. Most evidence supporting this idea, the gaming-enhancement hypothesis, has been collected in small-scale studies of university students and older adults. This research investigated the hypothesis in a general way with a large sample of 1,847 school-aged children. Our aim was to examine the relations between young people...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.7717/peerj.2710

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
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PeerJ Publisher's website
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PeerJ Journal website
Publication date:
2016-11-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-22
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2167-8359
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655417
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pubs:655417
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uuid:e1b8722f-1268-4304-a729-a9068fbc2c8e
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pubs:655417
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2016-11-03

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