An online game to crowdsource the science of letter shapes

A team of cognitive scientists lead by Dr. Yoolim Kim (Korea Institute at Harvard and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and Dr. Olivier Morin (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and PSL University, Paris) have just launched a free gaming applet. The game, called “glyph”, allows players to compete with each other to sort letter shapes from various writing systems into categories of their own creation. The most original and informative classifications win extra points.

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