Basketball in NY

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The task

This exercise sounds easy enough but it is deceptively challenging! Your client will see a line of three hoops with colored basketballs inside on the top of the screen. In the bottom set of basketball hoops, your client will have to mentally determine the number of basketball moves required to reach the same configuration (same color in the same hoop) as the top set of basketball hoops.


What It Trains

This is a problem-solving type of exercise where your client must compare two sets of information to determine how to arrive at the provided solution. Using planning, mental manipulation of objects, and reasoning, your client must correctly configure one set of basketball hoops to match the other. This exercise targets the frontal lobe, which is largely responsible for executive functioning. Spatial reasoning encompasses many connections throughout the brain, which also connect to the frontal lobe which is involved in planning and problem solving.


You can modify the number of configurations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, or 10), the levels of difficulty (very easy, easy, medium, hard, or very hard), and the response time (unlimited, 90, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, or 10 seconds). Five different colored basketballs are shown for each trial.

Number of Unique Configurations

1,200 unique game configurations and significant data set depth.

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