Helpful Brain Training Apps

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:52

As we age, our brain function decline and studies have suggested that keeping mentally active - particularly can help to maintain cognitive functioning.

Brain training apps are considered a useful aid for mental stimulation and can improve neuroplasticity. They include various forms of mini-games that put a range of mental skills to the test, including long and short term memory, math’s skills and focus.

Fit Brains Trainer by Rosetta Stone, an education technology software company that develops language, literacy and brain-fitness software, is an award-winning brain training & fitness app that improve brain health.

This brain training app boasts the largest variety, with more than 60 minigames and more than 500 personalized training programs. With the input of neuroscientists, these games have been created to help exercise key cognitive functions, including concentration, memory, speed of thinking, and problem-solving.

What sets Fit Brains apart from other brain training apps, however, is that it also targets emotional intelligence through games that focus on social skills, social awareness, self-awareness, and self-control.

Lumosity is used by more than 85 million people across the globe. The app consists of more than 50 colorful and fun minigames designed to train five cognitive functions: speed, memory, attention, flexibility, and problem-solving.

Lumosity's games have been created with the help of more than 100 researchers from around the world. Furthermore, their website cites a study of more than 4,700 adults that found that brain training with Lumosity improved cognition more than crosswords.

Once the games are complete, users are shown how their results compare with those of other users in the same age group. This provides insight into the areas of cognition that require the most attention.

Elevate consists of more than 40 minigames designed to boost math and speaking skills, as well as improve memory, attention, and processing speed.

According to the app's creators, "the more you train with Elevate, the more you'll improve critical cognitive skills that are designed to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence."

Elevate has more of an adult feel than many of the other brain training apps; the minigames take a more serious approach, focusing less on colorful illustrations and more on text. Each game also comes with a brief description of its goal, such as "stop mixing up commonly confused words" and "improve your reading comprehension."

Peak offers more than 30 minigames to help improve concentration, memory, mental agility, language, and problem-solving.

These games have been developed with the help of scientists from respectable universities across the globe, including Yale University in Connecticut and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

The Peak creators recommend brain training for 3 days per week. One great feature of Peak is that you can select the days that you want to train and set reminders for these days.

CogniFit is perhaps the most advanced brain training app, consisting of a variety of minigames designed to train more than 20 cognitive skills, including short-term memory, planning, hand-eye coordination, and auditory perception.

The CogniFit developers are keen to point out that all of their brain training tools have been validated by scientists - including researchers from the University of Washington and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Furthermore, they state that the efficacy of their tools has been established through general population studies.

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