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Video game playing : its effects on divided attention, encoding and retrieval processes of human memory

Satyen, Lata (2005) Video game playing : its effects on divided attention, encoding and retrieval processes of human memory. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Skills of divided attention are important to perform a multitude of tasks. However, there is a dearth of previous research that has investigated means to improve these skills. The present study investigated the use of video games as a training tool to enhance skills of divided attention, explored the influence of video game tiaining on the encoding and retrieval processes of human memory, and thirdly, examined the differential influence of video game training and the process of divided attention on the encoding and retrieval processes of memory.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychology, Memory, Video games, attention span, memory training, memory skills
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 06:20
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15682
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