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Brain Workshop

Brain Workshop

Brain Workshop is a free open-source version of the Dual N-Back mental exercise written in Python.

This exercise is the only mental activity that has been scientifically shown to improve your short-term memory (working memory) and fluid intelligence. The game involves remembering a sequence of spoken letters and a sequence of positions of a square at the same time.

Brain Workshop always uses the same starting n-back level, number of trials and time per trial, making it easier to compare scores. It uses an adaptive level-changing model which will increase or decrease your n-back level depending on your performance.

In addition to its ability to closely replicate the conditions of the original study by Jaeggi et al., Brain Workshop includes optional extended game modes such as Triple N-Back and Arithmetic N-Back.

 Brain Workshop

License
GNU GPL

Developer
Paul Hoskinson, Jonathan Toomim

Website
brainworkshop.sf.net

Requirements
Python 2.5 or 2.6
pyglet
AVBin (for music support)

Support:
Tutorial, Dual N-Back, Brain Training & Intelligence group, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:
Linux Journal

Features include:

  • Game modes:
    • Dual 1-Back
    • Dual 2-Back
    • Manual mode for experimenting with non-default session parameters
    • Jaeggi - emulates the protocol used in the original research study
    • Position N-Back
    • Audio N-Back
    • and others
  • Graphs and Statistics
  • Highly configurable
  • Music clips
  • Extra brain-building challenges beyond Dual N-Back

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