Scanning of a human brain by X-raysThere has been a technological breakthrough that could help improve the lives of schizophrenic patients.

A computer-based game has been tested on a small number of patients already. Schizophrenic patients completed the brain-training exercises over a four-week period and found noticeable improvements in memory and learning.

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that can cause the patient to experience a variety of different psychological symptoms, from hallucinations to cognition problems. The condition can affect the patient’s ability to live independently.

Designed by Cambridge researchers, the game has a range of levels with varying difficulties. The aim of the exercise is to help people living with schizophrenia back into studying or work after their diagnosis.

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