According to Gocube: "Science has repeatedly shown that solving puzzles improves neural plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity. This is often described as our brain’s ability to evolve and improve its abilities after we put it to work. Puzzles such as the Rubik’s Cube are a great way to help our brain form new neural networks."
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The Rubeit Foundation is supported by Competitive Edge Technology (CET) who are planning to use their resources to build a Web 3.0 blockchain database (owned by the person) to capture data relating to individual activity and allow researchers to correlate performance with medical data.
CET is looking forward to working with researchers to construct an appropriate database and integrate devices to capture real time data.
It is still early days trying to establish the kind of research that would benefit from using the Rubik's Cube as a form of measurement of memory recall. The obvious fields of study include dementia research and cognitive capability of the aging workforce.
If this initiative gains traction the scope will need to be explored to find what sort of testing will be helpful, the timing and frequency of testing, plus the type of data and method of collection. It is encouraging to see highly qualified professionals expressing an interest in the project. At this stage the main areas appear to be cognitive studies relating to memory exercises and music therapy.
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