Video games are almost as divisive as they are ubiquitous. While some claim they make people antisocial and inactive, others argue that video games could be the next frontier of education and healthcare.
Jonathan Moreno, an ethics and philosophy professor at the University of Pennsylvania, moderates the Social Issues Roundtable, “The Neuroscience of Gaming,” at Neuroscience 2014. Speakers from a variety of disciplines address these claims through their recent research. As video games begin to be applied in the health sciences, neuroscientists need to be aware of the potential health benefits and risks of this technology.