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May 28

At the Movies



At the movies

In the movie Memento, Leonard is unable to remember what happened to him a few minutes ago due to brain injury. He had trouble learning new facts and events, which is a function of the hippocampus, the temporal lobes, and parts of the thalamus. The amygdala intensifies a memory by adding an emotional component to it.


 

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Read April's Ed Tip to understand how using video game design principles will improve instruction.  Moreover, educators should not view video games as the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching practices. When educators design instructional strategies, they must keep in mind the principles of video games, namely achievable challenge, and the role of dopamine in education.