The goal of the "Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery" game is to help a surgeon conduct brain surgery by drilling into a patient’s skull, inserting a stimulation probe and then testing impairment levels after the operation. Students complete this task by following a series of instructions throughout the game.
Choose a computer or mobile device with speakers or a headphone jack, since there are verbal instructions as well as written ones. Also, make sure you've installed and updated Adobe Flash Player so the photos and gameplay are viewable. The computer browser must have the pop-up blocker disabled so the game can open in a separate window. Access to a broadband Internet connection is recommended so that the game plays seamlessly and the wait-time is minimal.
The "Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery" game is a science-based game created for students in high school and early college as well as patients and their caregivers. The game takes approximately 30 minutes to complete whether it is accessed by an individual or group. Be warned that there are photographs of actual surgeries in the game. There are also assessment tools online if the game is performed in a classroom setting. The game is free and easily accessible.