Can online games be indicators of mental health issues?

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ex Higginson

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Diagnosing mental health issues is challenging as it relies on self-reporting and is difficult to assess. This project will develop an approach to diagnosing issues using online games. Experiments will involve quantifying participants’ behaviour in games and using questionnaires to assess how behaviour is associated with symptoms. We will also develop theory to predict these associations and which games and measures most likely to indicate poor mental health.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Andrew Higginson

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