Self control + Risk Taking - In Progress
Brain areas involved:
"Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em."
Decision making, life choices, classroom etiquette.
Occipital lobes, parietal lobe, most significantly: Frontal lobe.
Demand to delay gratification and weigh risk against reward. Benefits a wide range of area including math, reading and social skills.
Summary: Much is made of how kids in this study who controlled their impulses did well later in life, but choosing to delay gratification is also the riskier choice, since you may lose what you have (A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.)
Risk Taking studies
Summary: Several studies of risk takers found that more timid participants had poorer scholastic outcomes. This dovetails nicely with the marshmallow study, showing that risk taking and self-control are two sides of the same coin.
The Neuroscientific Basis of Chess
Summary: Brain activity during chess depends on how expert you are. Novices use areas for learning while experienced players use more recall, planning and predicting. These skills are therefore strengthened through continued play.
Racing games, such as 3D Racer; quick moving decision games such as Gravity Guy and Bug on a Wire; self-control games like Bomba and Gyroball.
Social Skills Forum
Keep Gravity Guy grounded while outracing his pursuer.
Bug on a Wire
Keep from getting eaten in this high wire act!
It takes steady nerves to keep this ball from falling.