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Games for Change chair, professors debate the good and bad of gaming

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Can video games make you smarter?
Intelligence Squared debate

The chairman of Games for Change and professors from Stanford, Florida State and Geneva universities plan to debate the good and bad of video games in the latest Intelligence Squared live streamed debate tonight.

Specifically, Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Geneva, and Game for Change’s Asi Burak will argue that video games can help better humanity. While Elias Aboujaoude, director of Stanford University’s OCD and Impulse Control Disorders Clinics, and Walter R. Boot, director of Florida State University’s Attention and Training Lab, will take the opposing position.

You can watch the entire thing in the video below.

For those of you unaware of Intelligence Squared debates, they follow a fairly strict format meant to help retain “civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive public discourse” in today’s “often biased media landscape.”

You can also participate in the debate by voting and digging into the published research.

The debate kicks off at 6:45 p.m. ET tonight.

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