IQ2 debate: ‘Will video games make us smarter?’
Some people say video games teach valuable skills and improve problem-solving ability. Others say the multi-billion dollar gaming industry desensitizes its users to violence and encourages anti-social behavior.
The Intelligence Squared debate motion is: “Video games will make us smarter.”
FOR: Daphne Bavelier, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Geneva & Co-Founding Advisor, Akili Interactive.
FOR: Asi Burak, Chairman, Games for Change & CEO, Power Play.
AGAINST: Elias Aboujaoude, Director, Stanford University OCD and Impulse Control Disorders Clinics & Author, Virtually You.
AGAINST: Walter R. Boot, Director, Florida State University Attention and Training Lab.