You should never forget about your brain – the same as you go to the gym to make your body better and stronger you should pay attention to your brain health. There are a lot of interesting services that help you to improve your brain. In this article, you will find the most popular applications and services for brain training.
This is the German project that offers to train memory, concentration, and intelligence. The program was created by a professor of experimental psychology Michael Nideggen and experts on artificial intelligence Royan Amadi and Jacob Futoryansky.
After registration, the user must undergo testing, which will reveal his abilities in several areas of mental activity. Then he will be asked to choose the skills that he wants to practice.
The service will select exercises specifically for you. However, in the free version, only part of the mini-games will be available.
Peak works on the same principle as NeuroNation. This is a set of exercises for memory, quick thinking, language skills, attentiveness, emotionality, and problem-solving skills. The longer you play, the higher the difficulty of training.
For example, in one of the games you need to arrange the numbers in ascending order. The first few rounds are easy, but then negative numbers and numbers marked with dots, like on dice are added to the puzzle.
The principle of the service is the same: with the help of puzzles you develop memory, attention, flexibility, speed, problem-solving skills. Lumosity helps you challenge and train the skills that matter to you most. Their in-house Science team is committed to translating cognitive science into accessible brain training.
4. BrainExer 2.0
The service doesn’t look beautiful – it looks concise and simple, but at the same time it is quite functional. You pass puzzles and earn points that you can pay for access to new mini-games. Among the basic exercises, you will need, for example, to find the missing number or indicate the number of matches in the pictures.
Unlike previous services, in BrainExer 2.0 it will be difficult from the beginning.
The service evaluates the 23 cognitive abilities of the user, and it is not only the ability to calculate or the ability to remember. The system checks for insomnia, depression, ADHD and so on.
Cognifit creates personalized workouts based on neuropsychological tests. Moreover, the creators assure that the set of exercises and their sequence are important. Classes pump cognitive abilities and, according to the authors, can correct disorders like insomnia.
With the application, you can develop 14 brain abilities. Unfortunately only in the paid version. Only three of them are available in the free version.
In addition to standard exercises aimed at developing logic, speed, and problem-solving skills, Elevate has games for training oral speech and reading comprehension.
7. Games for the Brain
The site contains intellectual games of various kinds: searching for differences on two versions of the masterpieces of world painting, traditional and Chinese checkers, chess – all games that were traditionally used to develop the brain before the advent of smartphones.
8. Brain Metrix
On this site, you can train and test your memory or test your reflexes or even your brain creativity and improve it and much more.
You will also find a lot of exercises to help your mind process information more quickly, and more efficiently, as well as the ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time. You can get help to concentrate more and increase your brain reflection speed. Furthermore, there are also some famous brainteasers, and puzzles that are fun and good for brain-stretching exercise.
Final thoughts on 8 services and applications that will make you smarter, improve memory and erudition
As you can see there are a lot of services to choose from. For example, just yesterday I had a discussion about such brain-fitness applications with one of my colleague. He trains his brain every day with Lumosity and finds it a very interesting and fun activity.
Brain and body training have one thing in common – you should exercise on a regular basis in order to see the result. Just 10 minutes per day brings you one step closer to your goal. And it’s not hard to find just 10 minutes every day. Invest in yourself and you will change the quality of your life!
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