The key is to combine gaming with education to achieve fast learning

Brain scientist Daphne Bavalier is passionate about making brains smarter, better, faster and stronger. She is an advocate for leveraging the power and attraction of computer games and combining it with learning. Parents generally have concerns about their children’s screen time and the possible negative consequences. Daphne disproves general myths about how games have negative effects on eyesight and attention. Her research shows the opposite and that moderate gaming leads to improved attention and multitasking skills. According to Daphne, brain scientists are beginning to understand the key elements in gaming that promote positive effect and support learning, which she calls the broccoli in the equation. Broccoli being known to be good for you but may not be most appealing. The gaming industry on the other hand is extremely good at producing games that are irresistible to players. Therefore, Daphne calls it the chocolate in the equation, it being highly attractive and addictive. Daphne emphasizes that we need to put the two together and create the ‘broccoli chocolate’ where playing result in fast and consistent learning.

Brain training: Games to do you good. Nature Vol. 494

Your brain on video games – Daphne Bavalier TedTalks

Mussila – Fun play – fast learning

Featuring in United Kingdom, August 12, 2019

We are glad and honored with a great feature in the UK from App Store. the editorial team of App Store wrote wonderfully about our app. "Mussila Music School is the choice for more musical kids, as it teaches them the basics of how to read music and play piano in a...

Modern music education – EdTechX Europe London

How do we empower all learners today and prepare them for tomorrow? In June 2019, Margrét Sigurdardottir CEO of Mussila talked at the EdTech X Europe in London. She emphasized how the Mussila Music School bridges the gap between the written language of music and the...

Comenius EduMedia seal 2019

Mussila Music School was awarded the Comenius EduMedia seal 2019 in Berlin today, for outstanding digital educational media solution!

Musicians becoming innovative entrepreneurs

We could not agree more with our friends at Kaufman Music Center, New York City in his topic about musicians becoming innovative entrepreneurs. What an example they are setting with their innovative school! Well done Lydia Kontos!!

Music education for choirs

We love choirs! In our office half of the staff have been long time choir members and our CEO has many years experience of directing choirs.

Musical training makes lifelong changes to your brain

Research not only confirms the Mussila theory on the positive effect of musical training on children, but it also proves the biological impact it has on the brain. Prior studies comparing adult musicians and non-musicians have revealed structural and functional differences in the brain.

Here we have Hilmar Thor

Here is an introduction to another of our beloved team 🙂 Hope you enjoy! Name: Hilmar Þór Birgisson Age:29 (1986) Where are you from: Garðabær, Iceland. Whats your profession/background: I have a Master degree in Electronic and Computer engineering from the...

And here is Margrét

The next team member we would like to introduce to you is Margrét, our CEO. Here are her answers to some short questions. Name: Margrét Júlíana Sigurðardóttir Age: 42 (1973) Where are you from:  Garðabær, Iceland Whats your profession/background:  Musician - finished...