Video Game A New Tool For Research Into Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease.

In “Speaking of Science,” the Washington Post (5/7, Kaplan) reported that researchers at the UK’s University of East Anglia are “behind an unlikely effort to turn a video game into a tool for research into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.” The game “has already been downloaded some 150,000 times, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK, a nonprofit group that supported the project.” The Post added, “If each person who downloaded plays for just two minutes, they’ll supposedly provide researchers with the equivalent of 70 years of lab data on human spatial memory and navigation.”

Related Links:

— “Two minutes playing this video game could help scientists fight Alzheimer’s,” Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, May 7, 2016.

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