Researcher Dr Michael Hornberger, of the University of East Anglia, said: 'One of the first effects of dementia is a loss of spatial navigation and that's why it's of paramount importance we find out more about how the brain's spatial navigation abilities, in order to identify what goes wrong during the onset of dementia.'The amount of data that has already been generated by people playing Sea Hero Quest all around the world is phenomenal and is enabling us to reveal a vital global benchmark of how people, of all ages and from all over the use spatial navigation.'The team, which also involves scientists at University of East Anglia, is now planning a trial of 100 Alzheimer's patients, to start next year, to confirm that the game can be used as a diagnostic tool.
The scientists built five proven experiments into the game, testing: basic navigational wayfinding; recognising landmarks; navigating complex situations involving several options; sense of direction; and response and rote learning.
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Its accuracy greatly exceeds that of all previous research in this area.' People from every nation on the planet has downloaded the game - and those in the Nordic countries seem to be better at navigating.
Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark hold the top four spots out of 193 nations On one of the levels of the game, in which the player is sent around a twisting maze before firing a flare back to where they think they started, 19-year-olds were 74 per cent likely to have an accurate hit, diminishing to 71 per cent at age 30, 66 per cent at age 40, and 46 per cent at age 75.