This game could determine mental illness

Australian scientists of scientific and industrial research has developed a computer game that will help to diagnose mental illness.

In the game participants are encouraged to choose orange or blue color several times in a row. For every choice the players will get points. After that, the program will track further the human reaction to their choice, reports the with reference to

Then the data will be to analyze the neural network that is able to distinguish the behaviors of healthy players and those who have depression or bipolar disorder.

This computer game was tested on 101 participant, including 34 healthy players, 34 with depression and 33 with bipolar disorder. Program diagnosed with a mental disorder with an error rate of 20-30%.

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The developers note that this is not enough to use for clinical purposes, therefore, they will continue to work on improving the artificial intelligence that makes the diagnosis.

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