MindCrowd featured in Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal
Monday, April 08, 2013
The Power of the Crowd: The Harvard Undergraduate Research
Journal (THURJ), a prestigious biannual publication promoting
undergraduate research and advancements in the scientific
community, features the MindCrowd project in its most recent issue.
THURJ is the only peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate research
at Harvard and allows students to gain insight in the peer review
process - central to modern scientific investigation. "On
MindCrowd's web interface, users are guided through a few simple
tests of attention and memory, and then receive a score and can see
how they compare with other people like them," author Nicole
Bassoff writes. "This helps create an inherent incentive for
participants to invite their friends to take the test and compare
scores; MindCrowd's success will depend on this kind of viral
sharing and social media networking... What makes MindCrowd
distinct from other crowdsourcing projects is its accessibility:
anyone can contribute and play a part in curing a deadly disease
[Alzheimer's]. To that end, this project has the unique potential
to generate a public spirit of collaboration and collective
contribution to scientific discovery."
Read the full article.