What planet is this stupid stupid man on? https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...pils-scream-excitement-they-learn-study-finds Does he - a neuro-scientist - not understand that it is exactly the dopamine rush that accompanies the risk factor involved in gambling that gets people addicted? Not to education, but to gambling? And has he not seen the devastating effects that a gambling addiction can have on people and their families? Paul Howard-Jones, professor of neuroscience and education at the University of Bristol, believes, therefore, that the majority of lessons, in all subjects, should be taught using computer gambling games. Using brain-imaging technology, Professor Howard-Jones examined the effects of a gambling-based rewards system on 24 postgraduate students. Competing against one another in teams of three, the students were awarded points for each question they answered correctly. They then spun a "wheel of fortune", which offered them a 50-50 chance of either doubling their points or losing all of them. Professor Howard-Jones found that the area of the students’ brains that indicates distraction and inattention – “When they stopped thinking about the test they were being asked to do, and started thinking about what’s for dinner tonight” – was rarely active while they played the game. By contrast, the brain’s dopamine responses – usually associated with more visceral pleasures, such as good food or sex – were generated by the game’s level of risk and reward. It will now be rolled out to classrooms across the country: 10,000 Year 8 pupils will spend a year learning science using Professor Howard-Jones’s wheel-of-fortune game. Great. Fantastic. Not only is he teaching the next generation how to become addicted to gambling, he's probably also making impossible for them to learn in more traditional ways by using things like concentration and reflection and just plain hard work!