Booking: Global Collaboration Day
Start: Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00 AM
End: Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Their timezone: Canada/Eastern
Their start time: Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:00 AM
Their end time: Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Calendar: 2015 Global Collaboration Day Calendar
Host school or organization:
Compéyences/Skills R&D Inc
Title of event/project:
Neuroludus Brain Training Game to Enhance Learning and Information Processing Skills
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The aim of this event is to give participants a first hand experience of the NeuroLudus brain training game that we have recently launched. Why you should play NeuroLudus? NeuroLudus is designed to improve the analytical cognitive control of youth and adults so that they can more effectively learn, analyze information, solve problems and process information. Development of Cognitive Control Our ability to process information effectively and efficiently is greatly influence by our preference for various modes of gaining, storing, processing, and using information. To succeed in processing information quickly, effectively and efficiently, a person must possess a repertoire of cognitive skills to meet the cognitive demands imposed by the performance tasks. When a piece of information is presented to us, it goes through our perceptual modalities, namely our ears and eyes. That information is then processed through a filter where a decision is made to memorize, transform or learn that information or simply to reject it. Because of the rapidity with which this flow of information takes place, we need to have highly developed cognitive control/skills to be able to cope with these information processing demands imposed upon us. Cognitive control influences the way of processing (perceiving, organizing, analyzing, storing and using) information using cognitive brain-based mechanisms and structures. Various cognitive controls have been identified through research, the field-dependent/field-independent (FD/FI) cognitive control is the most influential of these cognitive control and it has been more extensively researched. This cognitive control distinguishes individuals according to a global versus an analytical way of perceiving, and entails the ability to perceive items without being influenced by the background. People with a highly developed field-independent cognitive control can process information, learn and solve problems effectively. For many years it seemed impossible to change the cognitive control of a person because it was believed that the brain is fixed and could not be changed. This constraining belief was thus a serious obstacle to help people improve their field- independent cognitive control. However, recent revolutionary brain research on neuroplasticity has demonstrated that the brain is “soft-wired” and can be modified with proper training and experience. This very important discovery has paved the way for innovative approaches to develop and enhance human cognitive skills. Drawing from recent research on neuroplasticity and from our award winning research in cognitive skills enhancement, we have developed the NeuroLudus brain training to assist youth (14 years old and over) and adults to enhance their cognitive control so that they can learn, solve problems and process information more effectively, especially in the digital environment. NeuroLudus offers a multitude (3,600) of brain training challenges, spread over 30 levels, and specifically designed to improve information-processing skills. The game has a built-in pre-test and post-test to enable players to determine their level of field-dependence/independence at the beginning of the game, and to monitor and assess their progress in cognitive control augmentation. Please note that we do not collect any personal information from players. NeuroLudus has built-in analytics, which collect and analyse players’ performances. The design and development of NeuroLudus was funded by the Canadian Government, therefore access to the game is free and it does not require any in-app purchases.
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This event is self-directed, however you can contact me at chris.chinien for further information or if you encounter some problems with the NeuroLudus app. Please go to our web site: http://www.neuroludus.com and download the IOS or Android your smartphone, tablet or computer and play your way to a smarter brain! Please note that you can also play online from a desktop computer. You can download the NeuroLudus players' manuel at: http://tinyurl.com/NeuroLudus-Players-Manuel You may also watch an animated video demonstration of the NeuroLudus gameplays from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAYN0xTfihM.
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Time Zone (UTC): Canada, Eastern Time Zone
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NeuroLudus is accessible in both English and Frence
This event is intended for the following audience(s):
secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
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The NeuroLudus brain training game will still be available for FREE even after this event.
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