Brain Workshop is a free open-source Python implementation of the Dual N-Back mental exercise. This exercise is the only mental activity that is scientifically proven to improve your short-term memory and fluid intelligence (IQ). The game involves remembering a sequence of spoken letters and a sequence of positions of a square at the same time. Brain Workshop includes an optional Triple N-Back mode that introduces differently colored squares as a third stimulus. Brain Workshop works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
· Novice Mode was renamed to Jaeggi Mode.
· Jaeggi Mode will activate certain options to emulate the appearance of the software used in the original study. Two configuration options were added to control this behavior. [Note: to see the new config options, delete your current config file and relaunch Brain Workshop to generate a fresh config.]
· The data and res directories can now be specified on the command line using the --datadir and --resdir parameters (contributed by Timo Juhani Lindfors ).
· The daily rollover hour for stats can now be specified in the config file.
· A bug was fixed where certain trials would not show up in the list if the program was launched between midnight and 4 AM.
· A setting to skip the title screen was added to the config file.
· The grid lines and crosshairs can be toggled in the config file.
· A setting was added to select rounded or sharp corners for the solid-color squares.
· A setting was added to expand the size of the field to fill the screen.
· Arithmetic Mode: The acceptable decimal answers can be set in the config file.
· Three new music clips were added.
· The Clear Stats key (Control-C) is working again.
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