Everyone loves to play and we seem to do it so naturally… but for the brain, play is hard work
This activity explains how the brain visually recognizes and manipulates objects and shapes. Users rotate a virtual puzzle piece that is hovering above the 2D card in their hands, and insert the correct piece in the matching keyholes
Simon Says Musical Game
To teach how the brain reacts to music, beats, emotional tone, and learns how to play instruments, this musical game creates a virtual keyboard that plays notes and asks the user to repeat them back in an increasingly difficult sequence.
The tabletop turns into a ball-drop zone in this game, as the user tries to catch balls – basketballs, golf balls, even cue ball – in a cup and then compare his or her skill as a novice against the brain of a professional.
For this game, the hand-held card becomes a playing field. The player must remember and correctly match 3D objects as they appear in front of him. The lesson: how the brain stores memories, grows neurons and dendrites, and communicates over synapses.