5 Brain Training Apps to test your mind

Brain Training apps that help you improve your memory, your thinking skills, and even your intelligence – and could help make you feel sharp and fight off mental cobwebs. Just like a healthy physical form, a healthy mind also needs to flex its mental muscles and get some exercise. In fact, there are studies that show playing puzzle games can help increase mental agility.

New brainteaser apps show up every day in mobile app stores with claims to improve memory, increase I.Q., or enhance other cognitive skills. Some apps claim to boost IQ levels, exercise the brain and stave off dementia, with millions of people setting aside time in their week to play on the latest memory and maths puzzles.

Here are the few best apps for your brain:

Lumosity Mobile

( iPad - Free )

Lumosity focuses on training your memory, making decisions and paying attention to details. The memory exercises are quick yet challenging at the same time. The activities in Lumosity Brain Trainer were designed by top neuroscientists to improve players' Brain Performance Index (BPI). The simple games tap into cognitive processes like speed, attention, memory, flexibility, and problem solving.

CogniFit Brain Fitness for iPad

( iPad - £2.29 )

CogniFit Brain Fitness is a brain training app designed to improve your cognitive skills and mental alertness. It offers a structured training program that measures overall mental fitness and health. It delivers the program in a game-like format to make sure that users will enjoy the trainings. Users can track progress and access insights about overall brain health. Competitive players can challenge friends, too.
 
It is based on accepted concepts of neuroplasticity and neuroscience. This app could help sharpen your memory and improve focus and attention.
Elevate - Brain Training

( Android - Free )

Elevate is a free game app for the Android which lets you go through a personalized training program which should improve your cognitive skills.
 
The app is designed to improve on your focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and many more. And the more you train with the app, the more you'll improve faster and boost self-confidence and productivity.
Eidetic - Learn & remember anything

( iPad - Free )

Eidetic uses a technique called spaced repetition to help you memorize anything from important phone numbers to interesting words or facts. Eidetic focuses on one specific faculty: memory. Eidetic uses a flash card-style approach to help its users memorize everything from notes, lists, phone numbers, quotes and other useful real-life applications. Users simply set the intensity of memory training, from one day cramfests to a more sedate weekly period, and Eidetic notifications remind you when it’s time to test yourself and spaces out tests over time to make sure you retain the information in long-term memory. 

Brain Trainer Special

( Android - Free )

Brain Trainer Special - an Android app contains games that have you memorizing letter sequences, phone numbers and solving assorted math problems to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Difficulty levels range from easy to brain-tingling hard.