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Adaptive Brain Lab


If you are a teenager (13-18), a young adult (19-34) or a slightly older adult (35+) and you speak English then you are eligible for our online study. The study consists of a short survey, a personalised learning task and a few online psychological tasks

Our study aims to understand what strategies individuals of different ages (from adolescence to older age) adopt in their learning and why. To address this, we developed an online task  during which individuals learn to predict the next token  in a sequence of symbols presented in a structured order. The players adopt different strategies to learn the probabilities with which given combinations of symbols appear.

In addition to the game we ask individuals to complete: a) a survey that gives us information about the player’s demographics and personality, b) cognitive tests that allow us to assess their ability for memory and cognitive flexibility as well as risk-taking behaviour. Our goal is to understand what cognitive and other traits are predictive of learning strategy in different age groups.

You can do all the tests online any time either  from  your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) or by downloading  our app from Apple Store (iOS 11 and above) or Google Play. To sign up, follow this link

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Reporting from Cambridge Science Festival 2019

19 March 2019

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival 2019. This is an annual, city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. Members of the Adaptive Brain Lab enjoyed hosting a stall in the Department of Psychology for the day on Saturday 16 March. Visitors enjoyed...