As we age, our brains slowly deteriorate in making new connections and detecting relationships. A new study by UVA researchers found that we begin experiencing age-related cognitive decline in our late 20s.
Aphasia-associated anomia, a disorder for this "tip of the tongue" phenomenon, occurs when a person experiences difficulty finding the right word when speaking and/or writing. So, instead of using an exact word (like "chair"), we may use ambiguous or roundabout speech (ex. "that thing I sit on").
This motivated us to create a game where the player can brainstorm words based on a category of his or her choice. The more directly-correlated input the player devises, the higher the points.