We’ve been working hard on a huge update to Great Brain Experiment. The new version has four new games for you to twist your head around. Each of these is again designed so the neuroscientists behind them can learn more about how you think. They’re also fun games too, which we hope you’ll become addicted to! All in the name of science, of course…
We’ve also made it easier to see where you fit into the population to encourage you to become the best.
The update will be released on both iOS and Android very soon. Watch this space for more information!
Dr Rick Adams, who was instrumental in commissioning The Great Brain Experiment, has been interviewed about the game. He talks about this attempt to gamify science and how it’s important to ensure the game has it’s audience in mind. If people enjoy contributing, they’re much more likely to produce a greater quantity of useful data, and that data is essential for the scientific papers that the neuroscientists at UCL are creating based on the performance of tens of thousands of players.
Of course, it’s also important to involve the right people in development with knowledge and experience of game design, and how to create enticing visuals. That’s where we came in!
Have a read of the article here
The Guardian have put up an article on public engagement in science and it opens with a paragraph about The Great Brain Experiment! The Wellcome Trust, who have long been a leader in this area, chose White Bat Games to develop the game, and so far it’s been a massive success, drawing 40,000 people to play the games and contribute to a huge database of how well people can perform certain skills.
Download the game on Android or iOS and you can contribute too!
Read about The Great Brain Experiment on The Guardian
An interview with Peter Zeidman, one of the neuroscientists involved in The Great Brain Experiment, has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the UK!
He talks about the game and how it’s informing research. You can have a listen yourself here at ten minutes into the programme:
Radio 4 Inside Science
The Great Brain experiment has been updated this week. There’s now a messaging system where the scientists doing the experiment can keep you up to date with all the latest news on the games. They can also contact people’s whose results are especially interesting personally to invite them to further experiments.
There’s also some minor tweaks to the games themselves.
The game has been played more than 150,000 times by eager participants, so if you fancy being part of groundbreaking neuroscience, download it on Apple’s App Store or Google Play today!
A blog post by the Wall Street Journal this week named the White Bat title The Great Brain Experiment their top Android game! it was up against some really tough competition on the platform so we’re really pleased.
Take a look at the article
The Great Brain Experiment has now been played 30,000 times, providing lots of useful data to neuroscience about how our brains works.
It is also provoking some interesting discussions online. Apart from seeing people posting their scores on Twitter there are articles all over the web discussing the app.
Here are some of the more interesting ones:
GamesAsylum reviews the game
The Guardian: 30 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week
Stuff Magazine: Best Android Apps this Week
Beefjack: Help Scientists Understand the Brain by Playing The Great Brain Experiment
BigThink: Got a Smartphone? Take Part in The Great Brain Experiment
Download the app today and take part yourself!
Can you find the flower? This is an easy one...
Now owners of Android devices can experience White Bat Games’ latest title, and contribute to neuroscience research too!
The game was created with neuroscientists at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, and The Wellcome Trust. You’ll be able to complete four trials, to learn about four different aspects of your mental ability. Once completed, you’ll be able to find out how you compared to other players. Think you’re smart? Now’s the time to find out!
The game is now available on Google Play.
We’re pleased to announce our latest game – The Great Brain Experiment!
The game forms part of ground-breaking research to better understand how the brain works. The Great Brain Experiment was developed for neuroscientists at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and UCL, in collaboration with The Wellcome Trust, for Brain Awareness Week, a global event to help get more people involved in neuroscience.
The app contains four games, each of which measures a specific brain function. It reports data on the players’ performance back to the scientists who will be able to use them to learn about how brain function varies in the population and also how it changes as we age. You can also see where you fit into the poplation and compare your results with others from within the app.
The iOS version is live on the App Store right now, so download it and start contributing to this unique experiment. The Android version will be released very soon!
Find out more about the app and its development
Find out more about Brain Awareness Week
We’re pleased to announce White Bat Games’ first UK boxed product! Hidden Anthologies: Pride and Prejudice is now available from a shop near you.
Join Elizabeth Bennet and her family as you explore Jane Austen’s Regency world. Solve devious puzzles and read authentic dialogue as the game takes you through the book’s story. Great fun for Austen fans and fans of the Hidden Object genre!
See the Amazon page here
Find out more about the game here
Read more on the Eurpress Hidden Anthologies site