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Brain Training Apps

Brain training is a term that most often describes the use of online games and software to exercise the brain.

Brain training apps claim to improve intelligence and cognitive skills like memory, attention, processing speed, and problem solving ability by tapping into your brain’s plasticity — its ability to change. Some even profess to help those with significant brain problems such as traumatic brain injury, ADHD, dyslexia, dementia, chemo brain, and more.

Boost your memory or maintain a healthy state of mind with these dedicated brain training apps that are turning simple activities into hardcore thought exercises.

    Just having the knowledge to solve problems is not enough. Children need the confidence to develop their own strategies to reach a solution. Kids Brain Games by Digital Copel is fun, varied and constantly challenging children to develop their thinking skills.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Once again the indie development  team, Ahoiii, pull it out of the bag with an app that will test logical thinking, numeracy and memory skills. The app has been beautifully constructed and children will adore playing with it. The app receives a 5 Star Certification and EAS Recommended Status.  

    Devices: iPad

    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.

    Devices: iPad

    Brain Trainer 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. 

    Devices: Android

    Brainbean contains a collection of eight puzzle, memory, drawing, and word games that will play with your brain. The games are all based on scientific creative exercises, and last only about a minute each. They’ll help build creative confidence, test your working memory, boost problem solving skills, and much more all while providing oodles of entertainment.

    Devices: iPad

    Unlock your child’s imagination with iMindMap Kids. Support literacy and encourage creative thinking in early education. 

    Devices: iPad

    With Mensa Brain Training, you can assemble your personalized brain-training program, cherry-picking from a wide range of creative and challenging puzzles and tasks.

    Devices: iPad

    Improve cognitive abilities, such as memory and concentration, with sleek, fun and addictive games designed by neuroscientists. Users can track progress and access insights about overall brain health. Competitive players can challenge friends, too. After an initial quiz, the app adapts each game’s difficulty to your profile and gives you recommendations based on your results. Developers found that users saw improvement by spending at least 20 minutes, two to three times a week, playing the games.

    Devices: iPad

    Train your brain for better cognitive skills on your Android with Elevate.   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.   The app features more than 25 games to practice on, detailed performance tracking, adaptive difficulty progression, and so much more.

    Devices: Android

    Eidetic uses a technique called spaced repetition to help you memorize anything from important phone numbers to interesting words or facts. 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. 

    Devices: iPad

    Next requires your complete and utter attention. All you have to do is tap numbers in their correct order as quickly as you can. The difficulty is that the numbers are spread out across a complicated and completely random grid. The game includes two modes, with one requiring you to find all of the numbers at your own pace and the other having you race against the clock. Both allow you to utilize power-ups in case you find yourself stuck.

    Devices: Android , iPad