Jane McGonigal explains how video games can aid the healing process

VideogamesNamed one of the top six “insanely popular TED talks from the past year,” Jane McGonigal‘s talk shows how video games make people better.

Early on, she poses the question: When we are on our deathbeds, will we regret the time we spent playing games? Some people might say yes, thinking video games are a waste of time. But game designer McGonigal, who has done extensive research on gaming, says games are a powerful tool for healing.

She quoted a report in which hospice workers shared the top five regrets that people on their deathbeds express. They were …