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Infographic: Brains, Games and Learning

Knowing how dopamine-releasing activities can aid student learning could spur changes in classroom instruction.

By Heera Kang June 2, 2016

There's a substance in the brain that every educator would want working for them in the classroom. It's dopamine, and you've probably heard of it associated with an array of pleasant activities and feelings, such as eating delicious foods, falling in love or winning a prize. In this infographic, Director of Education Research at MIND Research Institute, Dr. Martin Buschkuehl, gives us an overview of certain functions of dopamine in the brain and the implications on learning and student motivation.

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Heera Kang was Manager of Engagement Content and Design at MIND Research Institute. Productive struggle, growth mindset and equity in education are some of her favorite topics.

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