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August 13, 2007

NeuroMatrix - A New Video Game that Teaches Kids About the Brain

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Posted by Zack Lynch

Neuromatrix is an NIH-funded video game developed to teach children about their brains.

In the game, you play a secret agent infiltrating a top-secret neuroscience research facility. Your mission: to track down and root out the Nanobots that have invaded the brains of the scientists there. If you fail, the Nanobots and the secret entity that spawned them will take over the Earth, reprogramming the human brain into docile submission.

The game was developed by Morphonix and is recommended for kids age 10-15. Morphonix is the only company that develops video games which make abstract concepts of brain science fun and comprehensible to children and teens. Many software games spur kids to use their brains, but this is the first series of video games which also teaches children the science of their brains. Morphonix games include Journey Into the Brain, an award winning game for children ages 7-11, and Neuromatrix, a real-time 3D game for 11-14 year-olds. Every Body Has a Brain, for ages 4-6, was recently funded.

I know what I am getting all the kids in my life for the holidays this year.

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1. Video Game Survey Guy on August 15, 2007 1:13 PM writes...

Cool. There's no reason why video games can't be fun and educational at the same time - at least sometimes.

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