As part of Brain Awareness Week 2013, a team of researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging are launching an experimental app. Rick Adams tells us more. 

Have you ever wondered how your brain works? How it compares to other people’s? Or what scientists are doing to try to understand the workings of the mind? Well now you have a chance to find out – ‘The Great Brain Experiment’ is a mobile phone app that will let you – and us – experiment on your brain!

The Great Brain Experiment was developed by me and my fellow neuroscientists* at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. It features four neuroscience experiments that we use in our research into how the mind works. We handed the details of the experiments over to a game programmer**, who has developed them to look much more like arcade games than our usual…

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