We understand that our Emotion category can sometimes raise eyebrows, as users often wonder how it is possible to measure their emotional capacity. Well, rest assured, this is not what we measure.
With our Emotion games, we're testing your ability to recognise positive words and using that ability to help you focus on positive over negative in real-life situations.
Here is a word of explanation from the neuroscientists on our team, about the benefits of Emotion games:
"Our Emotion Skills games utilise an effect known as ‘attentional or cognitive bias modification’ from academic psychology. Scientific research shows that repeatedly shifting people’s attention to happy positive signals increases their tendency to look for positive information in the world. This is useful because it reduces negative feelings such as unhappiness (e.g. http://www.uab.edu/medicine/psychiatry/images/Research/MDJC_Articles/2014/011714_Browning_et_al_Clark.pdf, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19222315).
Happy River and Smile on Me encourage users to entirely focus their attention on happy information as they attempt to navigate or process an environment of mixed emotional information. This is designed to improve emotional resilience and feelings of happiness by training users to divert their attention away from negative information. The demand to process only positive information aims to reduce negative perceptions and biases in personal experiences."