You can help researchers studying the brain and mental health conditions by playing games on the Brain Explorer app, finds Layal Liverpool

Mind



3 February 2021

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What you need

A smartphone or tablet

The Brain Explorer app

brainexplorer.net

OUR brains hold the key to understanding how mental health conditions first develop. All of us possess traits related to psychiatric conditions to some extent. That’s why researchers are looking to you and me – and the population at large – to help them better understand the origins of common mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Last year, the World Health Organization described mental health as one of the most neglected areas of public health, even though, globally, close to a billion …