The game is not a waste of time, it’s an activity that develops the brain. Bad-habited in school to learn by heart and often just reproduce the lessons learned, we have come to believe that playing mobile games is just a break from the study. In fact, what we do not get from a dusty pedagogy method used in schools, we take from video games, in terms of brain’s creative agility.
We are in the age of the Internet and visuals claim an important part in the assimilation of information and experiences. Under the influence of technology, the right, creative, intuitive and visionary hemisphere of the brain develops freed from any traditional educational control.
Gamers fall in love with the games they play, train the right brain hemisphere, and often compensate for the neglect towards creativity of the traditional education systems. Those who play video games are thus more creative, inventive, more visionary, more proactive.
The proof that playing games are a very valuable activity with the potential for the R&D sector is the Eyewire project developed by a team of researchers from the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI). They have drawn upon the power of the game to compose the brain neural map of a mouse. The (human) brain is still little known and is estimated to have 100 billion neurons, which have 100 trillion connections.
Discovery of neurons is carried out through a game where the player enters through the maze of connections and walks at a 4.5 microns forward speed, as if in a roller coaster, trying to discover as many neurons as possible. Similar to a blockchain, the discovery of a certain area of neurons is validated by 25 other gamers. After being validated, the discovered area enters the Eyewire Museum, a digital archive that anyone can access.
Game-play elements and gratification systems are provided so that the player is involved and motivated to continue. Thanks to this game, 6 new types of neurons have been discovered, which could help scientists determine the relationship between neuron structure and function.
The most remarkable aspect is the speed with which gamers discover neurons. Researchers said that, many years ago, to discover only a neuron would take several weeks. Now, gamers discover several neurons in one day.
Considering all the above-mentioned, at Flarezz Gaming Studio, we advocate for introducing gaming (game design, programming, art) into the education systems around the world. We believe in a world where we can do remarkable things for each of us if we dream pragmatically.