Sea Hero Quest VR is a sequel to the mobile game that nearly 3 million people have downloaded, generating what’s said to be the equivalent of more than 12,000 years of lab-based research. The VR sequel will build on this, generating more complex and accurate data, which in turn will allow scientists to look more deeply at differences in spatial memory across age groups, between sexes, and where varying environmental factors are at play.
Data from all the playthroughs of the Sea Hero Quest mobile game shows differences in basic spatial navigation skill begins to show at around 19 years of age, suggesting that deterioration can begin earlier than expected, long before other hallmark symptoms of dementia start presenting themselves.
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