Under Pressure

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Under Pressure

THE EXPLANATION

The task

In this exercise, three types of stimuli (a red circle, a black cross, and a letter) will appear one after the other at different spots, anywhere on the screen. The goal of this exercise is to determine quickly whether the red circle appears above or below the black cross.

 

What It Trains

This task trains your client’s sustained attention as they must maintain performance and vigilance over a long period of time. Your client has to quickly detect the stimuli and scan the whole screen, which also trains their visual and spatial skills. Visual-spatial skills are a set of mental processes that allow us to perceive, interpret, and act on visual stimuli in our environment. Oftentimes, people aren’t even aware that they are using their visual-spatial skills in many everyday tasks. As a result, people tend to take these skills for granted. Your client has to focus on the instructions while not letting the other stimuli distract them. That means that your client must control their actions to successfully complete this exercise.

Parameters

You can modify the number of stimuli (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, or 50), the time of letter display on the screen (1500, 800, 600, 400, or 200 milliseconds), the time of cross display on the screen (1500, 800, 600, 400, or 200 milliseconds), the time of circle display on the screen (1500, 800, 600, 400, or 200 milliseconds), the time lapse between stimuli (0, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1000 milliseconds), the distance between stimuli (very easy, easy, medium, hard, or very hard), and the disrupting element (without or with).

 

Number of Unique Configurations

Over 103,000 unique game configurations and significant data set depth.

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