All posts tagged: Brain Explorer App

Q&A with Lead Researcher Tobias Hauser Featured on Nature Mental Health

We are thrilled to announce that a compelling Q&A session with Tobias Hauser, head of the Developmental Computational Psychiatry lab, has been published on the Nature Mental Health website. In this exclusive interview, Tobias delves into his groundbreaking research in the advancing field of Computational Psychiatry and discusses innovative approaches to understanding and addressing mental health challenges. To read the full Q&A with Tobias Hauser, please visit:

Event at the Royal Society Join us on Wednesday 21/02/24 for an exciting event at the The Royal Society – we will be there presenting Brain Explorer ( and our recently co-produced OCD and the Brain ( Looking forward to seeing you all there!

In the News

Our study, led by Johanna Habicht on optimism bias in childhood has been covered in the widely read German science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft. You can read the article here:

Brain Explorer Research App released

Why do most mental health illnesses first manifest before adulthood? Our group has launched a new smartphone app to investigate how brain development is linked to mental health in a new citizen science project. The Brain Explorer app ( uses the latest state-of-the-art insights from neuroscience research to investigate brain functions in fun and entertaining games for young and old. By playing these games, people can learn about their own brain functions, and at the same time help the researchers to better understand how brain functions are related to the emergence of mental health problems. “We know that the brain changes substantially during adolescence”, says Dr Tobias Hauser, lead scientist on the project, “but we do not know how impaired brain development causes mental health problems. This app will help us understand why mental health problems arise during adolescence.” A better understanding of how abnormal brain development leads to mental health problems will allow researchers to build new models to predict emerging psychiatric illnesses and can help develop novel interventions. Everyone can contribute to research …