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News in "Postimees": research on hemispheric differences in auditory perception with mobile application iDichotic
Arko Olesk "Mobile app probes peculiarities of the Estonian ear", "Postimees", 09.09.2013.
This article introduces the smartphone application iDichotic for investigating the hemispheric differences in auditory perception. As this application is now available also in Estonian, it is possible to collect useful data from this language group and compare it to other language groups.
Connection to the project. The BerTa-LAB project is related to improving mobile cognitive testing. The aim is to develop further the pilot project initiated by the Bergen fMRI Group of implementing a cognitive test and clinical cognitive training programme as a smartphone appliction (iDichotic). Mobile solutions developed by the Bergen fMRI Group applicable outside the laboratory settings will be available in the future for quick and cheap assessments of one’s cognitive status and, perhaps even more importantly, effect of therapies and trainings. In case of successful generalization of specific trainings and validity in different cultures, their effect on the mental health of the society is impossible to overestimate.