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Cambridge Brain Sciences launched

This month, Dr Adam Hampshire and Dr Adrian Owen from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have launched Cambridge Brain Sciences, a free website for members of the public and the wider scientific community to assess their cognitive function using rigorously tested and scientifically proven tests of memory, attention, reasoning and planning.

Anybody can login here for free, test their brain function online, and compare themselves to other users from all over the world.

Dr. Adrian Owen comments

"We've already had hundreds of people sign up and start testing their own cognitive function. The data, which is collected anonymously, will be incredible useful for our research into the causes and effects of brain damage and disease."

The website was put together over two years with a grant from the Medical Research Council Technology's Development Gap Fund in conjunction with web agency Studio 24 and will be featured on the BBC1 programme 'Bang Goes The Theory' on Monday 31st August at 7pm.

Posted on 21/08/2009

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