In recent months, the number of people who have played The Great Brain Experiment has reached 100,000! This is a huge amount for our little experiment, and is many more than we expected to participate, back when the project was just in the planning stages. Everyone is very pleased at the number of people who’ve chosen to help our experiment.
UCL have released a video explaining the how the Great Brain Experiment has changed the way they perform neuroscience experiments. Compared to experiements being run in a lab, The Great Brain Experiment allows them to collect data from many more people. With enough people, it allows them to examine differences between groups of different ages or backgrounds. This is very important and will allow them to more easily discover how we behave and think!
Also, this article in the Independent newspaper in the UK explores the happiness equation research paper released last month.