iPhone App Accurately Measures Brain Laterality

2-12-2013 10-50-58 PM

Don’t know if your brain is left-side or right-side dominant? There’s an app for that. A recent study published in the Frontiers in Psychology journal explores the functional possibilities of iPhone app iDichotic to the test.

The app administers a clinically standardized test used to evaluate brain laterality (left or right dominant). The study administered the test to participants both in a laboratory setting through traditional means, and out of the laboratory with the iDichotic app. The results were nearly identical.

While the value of an app to measure brain laterality is, in and of itself, limited in usefulness, the idea that smartphones could be used to administer psychological tests is one that has researchers excited.

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