Big Picture Debates the Brain


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Big Picture Debates the Brain

Available on:



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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Interactive quiz/debate about social and ethical issues relating to the brain.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with one of these languages.

Cost

Free

Developer

Cimex E-learning Ltd
(Based in United Kingdom)
No website (bankrupt 2014, according to Experian)

Funder

Wellcome Trust, UK

Medical Adviser

Same as funder

Features

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Information Information

Summary

Interactive quiz/debate about social and ethical issues relating to the brain. The user picks topics of debate, reads the information about those debates presented by the app in an interactive fashion, and makes a judgement as to which side of the debate to support. The app adds the user's 'vote' to a crowd-sourced tally of the votes of previous users, and the app then allows the user to view the 'majority' opinion on the debate.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Wellcome Trust, UK
Review: “Is being in love just a chemical reaction? Is technology harming our brains? Is it OK to enhance brain function with cognitive enhancers or ‘smart drugs’? These are just some of the areas of debate presented in our free app, which explores social and ethical questions about the human brain. The app is designed to be interactive; students can vote, and share their view with peers. There is also an area for teachers, which gives suggestions for how it can be used in the classroom.”
Source: http://bit.ly/OTEWKE
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/OTF9xn
Reviewer: ‘Mindful Magazine, Foundation for a Mindful Society, Canada
Review: “Is boosting brain function with cognitive enhancers or ‘smart drugs’ a good idea? If you haven’t formed an opinion yet, this app will help you decide. Crafted by the Wellcome Trust, the well-known publisher of a semi-annual resource for teachers, ‘Big Picture’ gives you the evidence cited in major debates about the brain, then asks you to weigh in. In the case of smart drugs, the app supplies an argument for and against, and includes a description of cognitive enhancers, such as Ritalin and caffeine. You can cast your vote, and check poll results to see what others think. It could take small talk at your next party to a whole new level.”
Source: http://bit.ly/OTFpfN
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/OTFr7F

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