Calling all Citizen Scientists, we need you!

Skill Lab: Science Detective is a detective story that takes place on a university campus. As a player, you are the detective who helps scientists at the university solve the mystery of the strange events happening in their laboratories. With Skill Lab: Science Detective we want to create cognitive maps based on different cognitive skills to understand better how people solve problems, make decisions, and (in the near future) work with other people. To achieve this, we are taking two steps: First, we will be combining the games with psychological tasks. This will ensure that the games are good for understanding cognitive skills. The second step is to use the data from the first step to give you a cognitive map as well as the type of detective you are based on your skills.

Why are there cognitive tasks between the games in Skill Lab: Science Detective?

We know that the tasks are time-consuming and less entertaining than the game itself. However, the more people play these tasks and games, the more accurate will be the cognitive map and your player type that we provide you based on your cognitive skills.

Once we have received enough completed gameplays, the first step in providing feedback to you is your cognitive map. This is a map of your cognitive skills as you have used them to play the games. This map is still under construction, and it will become more complex and accurate with more participants playing the games and solving the tasks. We will also give you a diploma of participation as proof of your contribution to science and to reveal the type of detective you are!

We hope that the potential of these maps will encourage you to complete the tasks in Skill Lab: Science Detective. Please stay in touch for updates.

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  • says:

    AI is very interesting and fast growing.
    From my profile you can see I am 75 years old.
    I am looking forward to receive my cognitive profile.

    I got stuck on day 2. To continue I need to find track 6 out of 6 and rumor 11 out of 11.
    Maybe there is an error in the game? Track 6 and rumor 11 is not found. Or, found but not registrated.

    I do the tests via the App on Ipad Pro

    Best regards
    Gert H. Olsen

    • Patricia Zsofia Toth says:

      Hi Gert, this is Patricia from ScienceAtHome. Thanks for attempting to download and play Skill Lab: Science Detective, and also thanks for letting us know the problem you are encountering. I’m going to pass this issue over to our developers and see if they have a solution. We also have a support email where we can supply technical support for users.


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