Catch the Ladybug!

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Catch the Ladybug!



Visual-Spatial Reasoning


Executive Functions





The task

How fast can you catch ladybugs? In this exercise, your client will have to use their mouse (or finger on a touchscreen) and catch as many ladybugs as they can. Not only will your client have to practice speed, they will also have to practice accuracy and precision. While this exercise is primarily used to target processing speed, you can adapt this exercise to be used for physical therapy purposes by using a touchscreen device and having your client work with either one or both hands. 


What It Trains

In our everyday lives, we must process and choose which stimuli we wish to engage with. This is done by inhibiting our responses to extraneous stimuli in the environment and directing our attention to stimuli that is relevant to our needs at the present time. While this exercise relies on quick processing speed, your client must also engage their frontal lobe to avoid distractions and for motor skills (when using a touchscreen), their parietal lobe to distinguish between two bugs, and their visual processing streams to identify ladybugs and their locations on the screen. Seemingly simple yet deceptively complex, this exercise delivers the right balance of challenge and fun while helping your client practice key cognitive skills they will need for situations such as responding to email while at work, taking notes during a lecture, and selecting ingredients for cooking.


You can modify the duration of the task (number of ladybugs to catch); the decreasing of size and time (None, Size only, Time only, or Both); initial time available (10 to 1 seconds); the size of the ladybug (Big to Small); the anticipation of the next position; the number of decoys and the placement (Alternate or Random).


Number of Unique Configurations

Over 6,700 unique game configurations and infinite data set depth.

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