This would be an adaptive extension to the Flow-Free
Game App for touch screen device.
As you get better at the Flow-Free Game App, which is
basically a connect the colored dots game, you develop an
energy-conserving circular "gathering" motion with your
arm and hand. I was thinking of training
myself to do the
colors in order, at an optimized level of difficulty, and then
how I would improve the game if I could program, and it
occurred to me that if you could do this using eye tracking
software and blinks, or however else you could speed it up,
it might be a way to train people to visually process
images in a standard way.
So this would be like Flow-Free but optimized to train you
to process an image the way a computer processes an
image - with a standard proceedure.
I think the extension of this could be that you could have
interactive graphical search cycles with feedback - so a
system like Google, but instead of just allowing you to
query a database by keyword, and then scan text and
images with your eyes, and produce new keyword searches
with deeper levels of cognition, and then type them in with
your fingers -- this system would aquire your cognitive
synthesis by reading the gestures you make with the
direction of your eye gaze as you visually process an
image, and then change the image (like doing a new
Google search with text) acording to an algorhithm that is
constantly gaining intelligence about your preferences.
This would be like a visual google.
I have posted other ideas like this but I think the
difference with this one would be that the game/search-
engine would work with you to train you to process images
in a standard way -- so instead of just showing you images
from around the web pulled up by a key word search, this
would start with just a 5 or 6 cell game screen grid of 3 or
4 different colored pixels, allowing you to make the
connections -- red to red, blue to blue, yellow to yellow,
and then increasing the difficulty as you increase your
ability to standardize the visual proceedure of connecting
I wonder if those Flow-Free guys would consider working
with the Tobii Eye Gaze people. Or maybe Google is
already doing this kind of stuff.