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  • Brain waves reveal video game aptitude

    University of Illinois postdoctoral researcher Kyle Mathewson and his colleagues discovered that they could predict how quickly a person would learn a new video game by looking at the electroencephalogram of the person's brain at the start of play.

    University of Illinois postdoctoral researcher Kyle Mathewson and his colleagues discovered that they could predict how quickly a person would learn a new video game by looking at the electroencephalogram of the person's brain at the start of play.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Kyle Mathewson, email kmathew3@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Different Slopes for Different Folks: Alpha and Delta EEG Power Predict Subsequent Video Game Learning Rate and Improvements in Cognitive Control Tasks,” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.