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From the Ted Talk by Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

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Andrea _________, ________ at Harvard, talked about these five things that people do to increase their grey matter and to teach themselves to ________ their fluid intelligence. "Fluid intelligence" is the intelligence we use to problem-solve. It's different from ___________ intelligence, it _____ us problem-solve. She identified, from the research, that there were five things you could do: seek novelty, challenge yourself, think creatively, do things the hard way and _______. Think about those five things. Any of you play video games? Does it resemble the basic pattern of a video game to you in any way? These are five things that recur in all very successful video games. It also is connected to a constant and exponential increase in learning. Video games fundamentally present a continuous _______ of ________ to users. They don't just learn for a little while and then stop. They're constantly evolving and moving forward.

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Original Text

Andrea Kuszewski, speaking at Harvard, talked about these five things that people do to increase their grey matter and to teach themselves to increase their fluid intelligence. "Fluid intelligence" is the intelligence we use to problem-solve. It's different from crystalline intelligence, it helps us problem-solve. She identified, from the research, that there were five things you could do: seek novelty, challenge yourself, think creatively, do things the hard way and network. Think about those five things. Any of you play video games? Does it resemble the basic pattern of a video game to you in any way? These are five things that recur in all very successful video games. It also is connected to a constant and exponential increase in learning. Video games fundamentally present a continuous process of learning to users. They don't just learn for a little while and then stop. They're constantly evolving and moving forward.

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