App for brain development - a new development by researchers of Cambridge
Specialists of the University of Cambridge were able to prove that applications for brain development are really effective. A number of studies have confirmed that periodic use of such services does increase concentration. Moreover, the researchers presented their own platform, which will be especially useful for students. It can be difficult for students to focus on the task at hand, but only a few minutes spent in the app will allow them to forget about distractions.
How does the new proposal for the brain development work
One of the biggest problems of modern society is the syndrome of scattered attention. This is especially true for students, as well as for people whose professional activities are associated with intensive mental work. The brain processes a huge amount of information every day, which makes it very tired. In addition, concentration is adversely affected by other factors. This includes stress, mental stress, disturbances or lack of sleep, etc.
Information about the new development of researchers from Cambridge published in the publishing house Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. The service is a game application called Decoder. The main goal is to increase the concentration and memory of users. Experts have not just developed a platform, but also scientifically proved its effectiveness for users.
To study the impact of the service on the human brain, professionals conducted a series of neurobiological tests with volunteers. The methodology of the automated assessment of the rapid visual information was used. This is the author's test, developed and actively used at the University. Experts selected 75 volunteers and divided them into 3 groups: control, playing bingo and working 8 hours at the Decoder. The results were impressive. The team that worked with the application showed significantly better results. However, not all people accepted the study. There were many critics. Some argue that the technique is specially adapted for Decoder, while others in principle believe this approach is meaningless and far from reality.
First of all, the study of specialists of the University of Cambridge was criticized by their colleagues from the educational institutions of Trent, Nottingham and London. The main argument of the researchers was that the same methods used for brain training were used to evaluate the results of the experiment. It is impossible to prove unambiguously whether the subjects have improved care and memory, or they just developed a reflex and honed the ability to perform certain tasks.
Experts say that in order to evaluate the results of the study, it was necessary to use one technique for training, and the other - actually for testing. And if in this case it was possible to record a real improvement in brain activity, it should be argued about the scientific breakthrough.
Anyway, the application is developed, tested and launched. If the scientific community is skeptical about the results of research at Cambridge University, this does not mean that the Decoder does not work. In the end, everyone can test the effectiveness of the development of specialists from its own experience.