Can Games Fight Dyslexia?

“I was the first to develop the idea that you can use video game technologies to build specific neuroprocessing exercises that capitalise on the brain’s remarkable ability to change with experience – which is called neuroplasticity. We’ve been able to work out what variables drive neuroplasticity most efficiently. They have to do with intensely focusing on information that individually adapts to your own abilities, that gets harder and harder, requires sustained attention, and offers timely rewards and immediate feedback. Video games are the perfect vehicle.”

Dr Paula Tallal, Co-director of The Centre of Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience at Rutgers University, studying the positive effect of videogames n children with Dyslexia. (IGN)