[Daphne Bavelier, University of Geneva, Switzerland and University of Rochester, US] (https://cms.unige.ch/fapse/people/bavelier/)
Learning to Learn: Lessons from Action Video Game Play
Abstract: A vexing issue in the field of learning is that, while we understand how to promote superior performance through practice, the resulting behavioral enhancement rarely extends beyond the practiced task. Such learning specificity is a major limitation for effective interventions, whether educational or clinical ones. Here we will consider first how learning and generalization may be enhanced, through a mechanism we term ‘learning to learn’ (L2L). We then ask what may be the determinants of ‘learning to learn’ – differentiating between adjusting parameters as learning of a specific task proceeds from extracting the structure across tasks to facilitate learning and generalization.
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