Friday, September 15, 2006

Nounenrei: Nou Stress Kei Atama Scan

Sega's Nounenrei software uses a protocol known as the Advanced Trail Making Test (ATMT) which was developed by a medical doctor named Osami Kajimoto of Soiken Inc and the University of Osaka's Dept. of Psychiatric Medicine. The ATMT is used to test brain functions when a subject is fatigued or under stress.

The basic test consists of a "visual search and response" exercise where 25 figures are pushed or in the case of the NDS, tapped in quick sequence. To establish a baseline for the test taker, the first ATMT exercise will prompt the player to tap the numbers from 1 to 25 in order along with Japanese syllable characters in order and mixes them up... «Full NCS Synopsis»

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