The neureka project is developing three gamified versions of cognitive tests. The new smartphone app, called neureka, launched is a collection of research studies delivered through brain games and self-reflection challenges that allows users to have fun and learn about themselves, while also playing a major part in cutting edge scientific research. Among several research studies delivered through the app, one will help the team at GBHI to identify modifiable risk factors for disorders of the mind – things that individuals and policy-makers can do to prevent people from developing these potentially devastating conditions.
neureka is a nod to that indescribable “eureka!” moment that comes with new scientific discovery, but also the 86 billion neurons in our brains that inspired the creation of the app.
neureka is a collection of fun brain games and challenges that allows you to solve cognitive puzzles and help in cutting edge scientific research at the same time. The more science challenges you complete, the more you help to fight dementia and disorders of mental health. 50 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, a figure which is set to increase substantially as global populations live longer. For mental health conditions, the number affected is a staggering 450 million. In both cases – the neureka team is focused on delivering identifying modifiable risk factors – things that individuals and policy-makers can do to prevent people from developing these potentially devastating conditions. By playing neureka, users help transform how research is done and they play a big part in the global fight against dementia.
neureka is available for download.