Are you faster or more attentive than other people? Can you remember more or make better choices? Time to test your brain and find out!

Be part of a unique scientific experiment by playing games on your phone. Neuroscientists at University College London have 'gamified' their research, creating a quirky, fun app which turns neuroscience experiments into games. Each time you play you'll be contributing data to a huge scientific experiment, taking part in research that could previously only be conducted on small groups of volunteers in the lab. The Great Brain Experiment will look at memory, impulsivity, how we take risks, and how well the mind’s eye can see. It will allow the researchers to explore questions that are normally impossible to ask.

Dr Rick Adams, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, says: “We wanted something that shows people what neuroscience is really about. It’s not all brains in jars or men in white coats. It’s actually trying to answer questions all of us are interested in, like ‘What makes me happy?’. We hope that people enjoy our app, tell their friends and help us answer some important scientific questions along the way.”
The free app has been developed for Brain Awareness Week 2013 (11-17th March 2013) and is being supported by the Wellcome Trust.

What’s New

Version 2.3

Updated for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

NyanShadow ,

Best brain application

I really enjoyed this game! It is like a better version of all the other brain apps. If only more people knew about this application... I enjoyed their music, the design, and it reminded me a lot of brain age. It has plenty of games, no annoying adds, and it's free. I just hope they keep working on it, and adding more games, because it's a lot of fun. The only thing they possibly could improve is different game types, because a lot of their games focus on feelings, and your brain in different situations. I don't normally write reviews this long, but this game stuck out to me as one of the only free brain apps, that are actually fun, and I support that.

theresnocertainty ,

Great, fun... But what about me?

This app is so much fun. The mini-games will keep you entertained during those lazy hours of the day ( better than spending time on candy crush ) and at the same time one is helping on this huge project on the human mind.
I only wish I could have some feedback, what do the scores mean for a person my age? Is it normal? Should I be concerned?
I hope the app becomes a success and they continue to improve the interface and the games. Good luck!

Jax123Face ,

Fun, simple game

I played this game a few years back and remembered the front of my brain aching from it working parts my brain I didn’t often use. For some odd reason, I enjoyed the tree game. Very fun. I hope they upgrade the game to accommodate future software. Right now, I can’t play it because it’s not compatible with ios11.


University College London
41.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



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