Free Your Brain a Working Memory Training Game

  • Gonçalo PereiraEmail author
  • Manuel Ninaus
  • Rui Prada
  • Guilherme Wood
  • Christa Neuper
  • Ana Paiva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9221)


Working memory training systems are designed to improve the user’s working memory. However, current systems are frequently considered tedious deeply affecting the user’s motivation and consequently the potential for training derived improvements. “Free Your Brain” is a brain training game combining insights from cognitive neuropsychological theories and flow theories. In this work we describe the game and its design process specifically establishing the link between the supporting theoretical background research and the developed solution.



Work supported by GaLA (Games & Learning Alliance) Network of Excellence funded by the EU in FP7-ICT-2009-5 under grant agreement no: 258169, by FCT(INESC-ID multi annual funding) under project PEst-OE/EEI/LA0021/2013 and FCT scholarship SFRH/BD/66663/2009. The authors are grateful to António Brisson for game development assistance and Vanessa Hinterleitner, René Stefitz for assets creation and Dimitris Skliris for technical assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gonçalo Pereira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Ninaus
    • 2
  • Rui Prada
    • 1
  • Guilherme Wood
    • 2
  • Christa Neuper
    • 2
  • Ana Paiva
    • 1
  1. 1.INESC-ID, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de Lisboa, Avenida Professor Cavaco SilvaPorto SalvoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Section NeuropsychologyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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