The Great Brain Experiment: Mobile gaming provides robust scientific results

Wellcome Trust Blog

The Great Brain ExperimentA team of neuroscientists from the Wellcome Trust Centre of Neuroimaging at UCL used Wellcome Trust funding to create a smartphone app that allows people to play games and contribute to science. With over 60,000 players, The Great Brain Experiment has shown that mobile apps could be a useful source of data collection. Project scientist DrPeter Zeidman explains their findings…

It’s a big week for us at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging.

A year and half ago, we sat around a table and designed a mobile app that would become The Great Brain Experiment. The idea was to take the psychology experiments we do every day in the lab and turn them into mobile games. By playing the games, people outside our field would be able to get a better idea of what we do, and in exchange we’d be able to receive data from a diverse…

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