Adam Eichenbaum is a research and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lab manager for the university’s Department of Psychology Learning and Transfer Lab. Daphné Bavelier is Research Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and Head of the Bavelier Lab at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She studies how the brain adapts to changes in experience and investigates how new media, such as video games, can foster learning and increase brain plasticity. Her more than seventy-five coauthored articles have appeared in, among others, Annual Reviews of Neuroscience, Development of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition, Computers in Human Behavior, Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Nature Neuroscience. C. Shawn Green is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research on perceptual learning and transfer and the effects of video gaming on perception and cognition has appeared in Brain Research, Computers in Human Behavior, Current Biology, and Nature, among others. Green and Bavelier have contributed coauthored chapters to Cognitive Neuroscience, 4th Edition; SAGE Encyclopedia of Perception; Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication; and Computer Games and Team and Individual Learning.
Sergio M. Pellis is a Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of Lethbridge Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience. He has written and lectured extensively on play behavior in rodents and primates; contributed articles and chapters to many journals and books; and is the coauthor of Playful Brain: Venturing the Limits of Neuroscience, which encompasses three decades of empirical research supporting an integrated study of the multifunctionality of play and the differences that exist between the species. Vivien C. Pellis serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience .Her research interests include play behavior in animals and humans, autism, and righting reflexes. She is coauthor of Playful Brain: Venturing the Limits of Neuroscience, as well as numerous other publications. Brett T. Himmler is a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge Canada. His extensive writings have appeared in Developmental Psychobiology, Journal of Comprehensive Psychology, and Journal of Visualized Experiments, among others.
Phillip Prager is Assistant Professor in Digital Play and Aesthetics at the IT University of Copenhagen. His interdisciplinary approach interprets twentieth- century art through the lens of scientific research on creativity and play. He has worked extensively in both the film industry and academia and organized interactive exhibitions. His writings have appeared in Creativity Research Journal, Digital Creativity, and other publications.
Victoria Stevens is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and an adjunct member of the faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute for Infant and Child Development. Her areas of interest include the development and inhibition of creativity in children and adults with an emphasis on the relationship between creative thinking and the brain and cognitive processes. She has contributed to A Reader’s Guide to Affect Regulation and Neurobiology, The Psychoanalytic Review, and Psychologist/Psychoanalyst and consulted and lectured widely, particularly in California, on topics such as integrating the arts and brain-based teaching techniques; the arts, brain development, and pedagogy; and creativity, imagination, and metacognition.