THE SCIENCE BEHIND PEAK

Peak and research

We’re really lucky that the brain is subject to research and it means that there are great scientists designing experiments and writing about how the brain can develop. We learn from the ongoing research about the best way to develop our games. We also work with academic institutions on some games and we provide our app as a free research platform to help scholars understand the impact of cognitive training.

Academic partners we work with to develop games

Prof. Barbara Sahakian / Cambridge University – We developed a memory game called Wizard, based on Professor Sahakian’s research. Her work showed that playing the game improved memory and you can read more about the study here1.

Prof. Wei Ji Ma and Sebastiaan van Opheusden / New York University – Right now, we’re developing a decision making game with Professor Wei Ji Ma, based on his previous research2. We can’t wait to see what our users think about it!

Dr. Oliver Robinson / University College London – We have developed a game called Handling Emotion that aims to help people to focus on positive stimuli. It is based on a concept called attentional bias modification3 and the effectiveness of this game is being studied right now.


Academic partners we work with on Research projects

Bruno Bonnechere / Université libre de Bruxelles – Bonnechere’s research aims to understand if Peak games can be used to assess clinical symptoms such as memory deficits. His research involves investigating the correlation between Peak games and two clinical cognitive assessments4.

Dr.Joel R. Sneed / City University of New York – Dr Sneed is working with us to see if our games can impact the cognitive functioning and mood of young adults with depressive symptoms.

Dr. Bettina Studer / Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Dusseldorf & Department of Neurology, Mauritius Hospital Meerbusch - Effects of Peak games on cognitive abilities of patients with brain injury.

Madalina Hanc (PhD candidate) / - University College London - The Bartlett - How workspace quality supports cognitive learning as assessed by Peak games.


New academic collaborations

We love to work with academic researchers – we do it for free. Interested to collaborate?

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or write us: science@peak.net

Business collaborations

We are currently looking at solutions to help businesses develop their staff and we’d love to discuss potential collaborations.

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or write us: business@peak.net