The Great Brain Experiment

The Great Brain Experiment


Are you faster or more attentive than other people? Can you remember more or make better choices? Time to test your brain and find out!

Be part of a unique scientific experiment by playing games on your phone. Neuroscientists at University College London have 'gamified' their research, creating a quirky, fun app which turns neuroscience experiments into games. Each time you play you'll be contributing data to a huge scientific experiment, taking part in research that could previously only be conducted on small groups of volunteers in the lab. The Great Brain Experiment will look at memory, impulsivity, how we take risks, and how well the mind’s eye can see. It will allow the researchers to explore questions that are normally impossible to ask.

Dr Rick Adams, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, says: “We wanted something that shows people what neuroscience is really about. It’s not all brains in jars or men in white coats. It’s actually trying to answer questions all of us are interested in, like ‘What makes me happy?’. We hope that people enjoy our app, tell their friends and help us answer some important scientific questions along the way.”
The free app has been developed for Brain Awareness Week 2013 (11-17th March 2013) and is being supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Recent changes:
- Minor fixes
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About The Great Brain Experiment
Are you faster or more attentive than other people? Can you remember more or make better choices? Time to test your brain and find out!

Be part of a unique scientific experiment by playing games on your phone. Neuroscientists at University College London have 'gamified' their research, creating a quirky, fun app which turns neuroscience experiments into games. Each time you play you'll be contributing data to a huge scientific experiment, taking part in research that could previously only be conducted on small groups of volunteers in the lab. The Great Brain Experiment will look at memory, impulsivity, how we take risks, and how well the mind’s eye can see. It will allow the researchers to explore questions that are normally impossible to ask.

Dr Rick Adams, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, says: “We wanted something that shows people what neuroscience is really about. It’s not all brains in jars or men in white coats. It’s actually trying to answer questions all of us are interested in, like ‘What makes me happy?’. We hope that people enjoy our app, tell their friends and help us answer some important scientific questions along the way.”
The free app has been developed for Brain Awareness Week 2013 (11-17th March 2013) and is being supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Recent changes:
- Minor fixes

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A Google User
May 17, 2015
Fun It's free. It's easy to play. It's fun. Download it and give it a try. 👧
A Google User
May 16, 2015
Constructive criticism Actually enjoyed the games & love the idea of this, but! On the impulse game, I have long fingernails so they obscure most of the gap between the circle & the fruit so I can't see what's going on. Maybe a lower 'tap' circle as atm I don't think you can gather any useful data from that game. The predicting the future?? Literally NO idea what's going on there at all, maybe I'm not wired in a way that suits the game but YEESH! Instructions could be a little clearer but enjoyed it overall :)
A Google User
Feb 19, 2015
I would be willing to I would be willing to participate in any brain activity experiment project. I think this is really interesting. I would love to do any of this.
A Google User
Feb 1, 2015
TIME's 100 new scientific Discoverys This is much less as game; more a public experiment. This app is a phenomenal step to understanding so much more about your mind.
A Google User
Jan 31, 2015
Brain game Meh
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