Here at Get Connected, we love a crossword or a Sudoku, and whether brain training proves to be beneficial in preventing Alzheimer’s or dementia is still unclear, but lets face it, it must be better than scrolling through social media for hours on end, right?
With that in mind, we tracked down the top three apps in the iTunes App Store to give your grey matter a workout, and in their own words, would like to present:
Memorado Brain Training
Sharp Brain, Calm Mind
Join the leading brain training program with over 10 million members worldwide and give your cognitive skills a boost.
A stronger brain leads to a better life. Improve your memory, concentration, reaction, logic and mathematical skills with 24 fun and challenging mind games over 720 levels. Track your statistical progress as you play your way towards a sharper mind!
Over 720 levels within 24 mind games to train memory, logic, concentration, reaction and mathematical skill
Four soothing and simple Mindfulness exercises to lower stress and restore mental balance
Stunning graphics coupled with easy usability
Personalised daily workouts that are configured according to your wishes
Regular scientific tests will track your progress over time
Statistics to show your strong areas and the potential for improvement
SCIENCE BEHIND MEMORADO
Memorado is at the forefront of neuroscience. Our in-house team of neuroscientists has created games to train memory, concentration and much more. Based on the science of neuroplasticity, studies have shown that brain training can improve working memory and increase fluid intelligence. A stronger working memory enables quicker learning and an improvement in brain connectivity. Scientists have found that strong brain connectivity is an important component of human intelligence and memory and may slow down dementia. They have concluded that your mind and brain can be trained like you train your body.
Elevate - Brain Training
Award Winning Brain Games
Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, maths skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalised training program that adjusts over time to maximise results.
The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.
35+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, maths, precision, and comprehension
Detailed performance tracking
Personalised daily workouts that include the skills you need most
Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging
Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated
Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash
RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE
Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate’s brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalised training program for each user.
Lumosity - Daily Brain Games
Brain Training & Memory App
Lumosity’s free brain training program is a fun, interactive way to build a daily habit around acquiring knowledge and learning about how you think. Used by over 90 million people worldwide, Lumosity offers a comprehensive brain training program designed to put your critical thinking, memory, and problem-solving skills to the test.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and let your brain go on standby. With over 40 brain games and activities, Lumosity challenges your mental muscles across a variety of segments – memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem solving. The games are quick and simple, but require immense focus to master.
Start your brain training habit with a free 10 minute Fit Test to set your baseline scores and see how you compare with people your age.
DAILY BRAIN GAMES
Over 40 mind games that challenge core cognitive and academic abilities, including:
Problem solving games
Critical thinking games
Carefully curated sets of games made for you
Games using your training habits and preferences to find different ways to challenge your brain
Elevate your training with new games
DETAILED TRAINING INSIGHTS
- Analyse your game play to level up your training
- Learn your game strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns
- Keep your mind centred with meditation techniques
- Practice mindfulness exercises to gain mental clarity and relaxation
THE STORY BEHIND LUMOSITY®
“We’re a team of scientists and designers exploring new ways to challenge the brain and push cognitive research forward. We take common cognitive and neuropsychological tasks, or design entirely new, experimental challenges. Working with experienced designers, we transform these tasks into fun games that challenge core cognitive skills.
We also work with 40+ university researchers worldwide. We give qualified researchers free access to Lumosity training and tools — helping them investigate new areas in cognition.
We invite you to train with us and join in our mission to advance the understanding of human cognition. “
All these apps are free to download, but may include upgrade or pro feature options that you have to pay for. Bear that in mind before making your mind up!
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