Game Scenario

Following an ecological disaster, some primitive bacteria have attacked the human brain and threaten to erode the superiority of the human race over other living organisms. Save the human race! Play NeuroLudus and collect neuro-energy to rewire human brains.

Game Play

Finding a simple shape hidden in a complex figure using various game plays. The game has 30 levels. NeuroLudus allows players to assess their progress.

Playtime

Recommended playtime: at least 20 minutes every other day.

Contacts

Chris Chinien, Ph.D., Competences/Skills R&D Inc.: chris.chinien@gmail.com
France Boutin, Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal: boutinfrance@gmail.com

Click here to watch an animated demonstration of NeuroLudus

LEARN MORE

We have used the scientific knowledge to design NeuroLudus as a serious game to enable youth and adults to enhance their analytical/information processing skills by augmenting their cognitive control from field-dependence to field-independence. Field-dependence/Field-independence refer to a global versus an analytical way to process information.

NeuroLudus was also designed to match the performance requirements of the Hidden Figures Test (HFT), which is used to classify people on a field-dependent /field independent continuum. Individuals scoring 18 to 32 points on the HFT are classified as field-independent. Those scoring 17 points or lower are classified as field-dependent.

We have built the Hidden Figures Test at the beginning and at the end of the game so that you can assess your improvement and repeat the game as many times as you want until you are satisfied with your level of performance. Do not be discouraged if you get a low score on this test, as this will be the case for the great majority of players. NeuroLudus will help you improve your score. NeuroLudus includes game plays and problem solving tasks that are far more challenging than the mental efforts required for taking the HFT test. Therefore even if you get a high score on the test, you are still likely to benefit from NeuroLudus.

BRAIN TRAINING COCKTAIL: EXERCISE, DIET AND SLEEP

Exercise, eat well and sleep well to boost your brain training.

Move It or Lose It

Exercise jump-starts neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to modify its own structure and make new neural connection with appropriate training) and neurogenesis (generation of neurons or nerve cells) by pumping more oxygen to the brain. An increase in aerobic fitness can improve the cognitive performance. In order to stimulate the brain, aerobic exercise must be nonstop for an average duration of 30 minutes and performed five times weekly at a comfortable pace. Suggested exercises include: running, bicycling, jogging, brisk walking, distance swimming, skating, jumping rope, rowing, treadmill and dancing.

Fuelling the Brain

Research indicates that while some food can enhance the development of your brain, others can considerably compromise these functionalities. Experts recommend a balanced diet that includes complex carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables and proteins in order to promote brain development.

Sleep on It?

An adequate amount of sleep (at least 7 hours) every night is essential to promote brain health and proper development. Sleep deprivation interferes with the brain functionalities. Read more: rewired4technology.com

Pre-Test and Post-Test Scores

NeuroLudus was designed to match the performance requirements of the Hidden Figures Test (HFT), which is used to classify people on a field-dependent /field independent continuum. The HFT is integrated in NeuroLudus as pre-test and post-test to allow you to monitor your progress. Individuals scoring 18 to 32 points on the HFT are classified as field-independent. Those scoring 17 points or lower are classified as field-dependent.

Three cycles of NeuroLudus

The game consists of three cycles:

First cycle:

Reconnect the brain of experts at the speed of a beginner. Once you have reconnected the brain of one, two or three experts, you will take the HFT as post-test to check for any improvement in your ability to process information.

Second cycle:

Reconnect the brain of gurus at the speed of a competent player. Once you have reconnected the brain of one, two or three gurus, you will retake the HFT as a post-test to check for any improvement in your ability to process information.

Third cycle:

Reconnect the brain of geniuses at the speed of a pro. Once you have reconnected the brain of one, two or three geniuses, you will retake the HFT as a post-test to check for any improvement in your ability to process information.

Neuro energy required to reconnect the brain:

The stars you earned during the game are converted into neuro energies that allow you to reconnect the brain of experts, gurus and geniuses. Following are the neuro energies required to reconnect one, two or three brains:

1 brain : Less than 2000 neuro energies
2 brains: Between 2001 and 3000 neuro energies
3 brains: 3000 or more neuro energies

Your time performance

NeuroLudus will provide you with immediate feedback on your time performance.

Your actual time.

Your actual time.

Your best time.

Your best time.

 All players’ best time.

All players’ best time.

Terms of Service ("Terms")

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the http://www.neuroludus.com website and the NeuroLudus mobile application (the "Service") operated by Compétences R&D Inc. ("us", "we", or "our").

NeuroLudus is freely accessible to all participating players. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Accounts

If and when you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

If you need to use a password to access NeuroLudus you are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Compétences R&D Inc. and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the Canada and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Compétences R&D Inc.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Compétences R&D Inc.

Compétences R&D Inc. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Compétences R&D Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Compétences R&D Inc. and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account and password, or b) a breach of these Terms.

Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall Compétences R&D Inc., nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Compétences R&D Inc. its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Quebec, Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If we make a revision to the Terms of Use, we will try to implement the changes at least 30 days after such changes were made. What constitutes a change in the Terms of Use will be determined at our sole discretion.

It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Use on a regular basis and to monitor any changes. Changes made to the Terms of Use will be clearly identified. By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us: info@neuroludus.com

Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Compétences R&D Inc. ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://www.neuroludus.com website and the NeuroLudus mobile application (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you play NeuroLudus online you need to register and sign in with your e-mail address. Providing your e-mail address will enable you to request a password reset, in case you misplace or forget you password. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at neuroludus.com

Information Collection And Use

We also reserve the right to use non-personal information, such as your gaming performances for research and the evaluation of NeuroLudus. We compute and displayaggregate of all time best performance measures to enable players to compare theirown performance against that of other NeuroLudus players. We may also share players’ performance data, which have been stripped of all information that can lead to the identification of an individual player, with researchers who collaborate with us for improving the effectiveness of NeuroLudus. In order to ascertain the confidentiality of the players all the analysis of the results will focus on group performances and will not make any reference to the performance of individual players.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service's functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

We use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to Canada and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us and we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

This project is conducted under research ethic approval obtained from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us : info@neuroludus.com