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    #250397 - 08/01/23 07:15 PM Neuroscience for Kids (Chudler, UW)
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
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    From this month's Neuroscience for Kids email newsletter (
    Originally Posted By: NFK enewsletter, Aug 1, 2023

    The Neuroscience for Kids “Site of the Month” for August is “Neurdle” at

    “Wordle” is a popular web-based word game developed by Josh Wardle in 2021. Now there is a neuroscience version of the game called “Neurdle.” Game play in Neurdle is the same as Wordle and fairly simple. The Neurdle web site game instructions say, “Guess the word in 6 tries. After each guess, the color of the tiles will change to show how close your guess was to the word.” If you do not guess the neuro-word correctly after six tries, the game will show you the correct answer and a definition of the word. You have to wait 10 minutes until you can try the game again with a new word.

    Try Neurdle: it is quite challenging and a great way to improve your neuro-vocabulary.

    In my observation and experience, this is a tough game! Challenging, indeed.
    Scouting the internet for a potential word bank to assist me in guessing a "neuro-word," I found the following:
    1) Neuroscience for Kids - Glossary
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    2) DANA Foundation, Key Brain Terms Glossary
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    3) AANS Glossary of Neurosurgical Terminology
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    The material at these links proved helpful, as I solved the first puzzle on the 5th try (out of 6 attempts allowed) and felt victorious.

    I was nonplussed when the information page which was displayed as a reward contained outdated links which resulted in the error message 404-NotFound. (Nonetheless, my curiosity was piqued, and I will search for other links to the information described.)

    #250398 - 08/02/23 04:14 PM Re: Neuroscience for Kids (Chudler, UW) [Re: indigo]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
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    The answer to the first puzzle presented to me was CAUDA, and the further information pertained to a case of a sparganosis parasite which affected this region of the body: Sparganosis Presenting as Cauda Equina Syndrome with Molecular Identification of the Parasite in Tissue Sections.

    The answer to the second puzzle presented to me was WOMEN, and while I contemplated how "WOMEN" is specifically a "neuro-word" (as opposed to a general vocabulary word), what appeared to be an insult flashed across the top of the screen when I did not guess the answer in the allotted 6 attempts:
    Originally Posted By: Neurdle
    This would be an adjective referring to a brain disorder (encephalopathy).

    While I am open to other explanations and interpretations, based on this experience, I do not recommend the Neurdle game website.

    #250408 - 08/07/23 04:56 PM Re: Neuroscience for Kids (Chudler, UW) [Re: indigo]
    indigo Offline

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    My third play of this game was answered successfully on the 5th try, with the word being MOGAD.

    At the top of the screen flashed the message:
    "Decent axonal transport!"

    #250420 - 08/17/23 06:04 PM Re: Neuroscience for Kids (Chudler, UW) [Re: indigo]
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    Update: 4th play of Neurdle, word was BROWN, guessed on 4th attempt.
    Message flashed at top of screen: Strong synaptic transmission!

    #250425 - 08/18/23 07:24 AM Re: Neuroscience for Kids (Chudler, UW) [Re: indigo]
    indigo Offline

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    Update: 5th play of Neurdle, word was MIDAS (Migraine Disability Assessment Score), guessed on 6th attempt.
    Message flashed at top of screen: Still hyperpolarized!

    A new resource to use as a potential wordbank: Word Hippo.
    link -
    It's amazing how much one can learn from taking a peek at the definitions of the various words presented in the results list.


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