The way to improve is to continually challenge yourself. As you develop your abilities, Brain Workout will automatically adapt to your progress and present ever increasing challenges. It is satisfying to succeed quickly and effortlessly, but the key to creating new neural pathways and keeping your mind sharp is to challenge yourself and “push the envelope”. You’ll see the coach recommendations highlighted by a yellow star as you start each new game. The yellow star designates the level of challenge we believe you are capable of, based on our scientific analysis of your past performance.
Brain Workout will keep you informed of your progress as you perform the exercises (AKA Play the Games). Get your friends and family to play as well. Brain Workout will track the progress of up to 3 users! Cultural memory, long-term memory, concentration, reasoning, and visual and spatial skills will all be tested in the Warm Up exercises.
Brain Workout will also track your progress on the Warm Up exercises and will assign "Weak" and "Strong" areas to your tasks in the Coach area. In the Coach session, choose from a variety of short and long exercises based on themes such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Random Workout, etc.. You can also attempt the "Total Workout" in the Coach section to challenge a broad spectrum of cognitive skills. Strive for the Challenge Sessions in Memory, Logic or Concentration and finally achieve cognitive ultra sharpness with the Grand Slam workout.
HAPPYneuron's mission is to apply knowledge and research from the field of Cognitive NeuroScience to the stimulation and enhancement of the brain's natural ability to learn at any age and to improve overall brain health. Their goal is to provide scientifically rigorous and validated brain training programs that offer challenging, yet fun ways to stimulate the brain.
You're searching for the name of a flower. It's on the tip of your tongue. You know it starts with "am..." What is it? As quickly as possible, form complete words by combining syllables from the game table. Target words are categorized into themes and you have a choice of working with two or three syllables.Secret Files
Don't let us keep secrets from you! This game requires you to catch words before they fall to the ground and file them in the correct secret drawer. Each drawer is devoted to a category. You can choose to see each drawer's category in advance or to discover it yourself as you begin filing the words. If you catch a word and place it in the wrong drawer, it will simply disappear (much like misplaced files in real life). This means that if you choose not to know the drawers' categories, you must discover them by trial and error.
The Towers of Hanoi
Cognitive Function Exercised - Executive Function
Before you try to figure out how the Egyptians built the pyramids, try out your problem-solving skills with this game. In this game, you must configure colored rings on a series of pegs in order to match a target. You can move the top-most ring on each peg to another peg, but you can only move one ring at a time and you can never put a larger ring on top of a smaller ring. From time to time, a given peg may not hold any rings: you may move any available ring you like on to an open space.
Misplaced your keys, your cell phone and your notebook all in one day? This classic memory game that we all enjoy has such simple rules but it can get very challenging if we haven't played it for a while. This exercise consists of memorizing the location of 6, 8 or 10 pictures (abstract or figurative) on a grid, and then recalling them when asked for their match.
The Right Word
Cognitive Function Exercised - Language
Train your memory and enrich your vocabulary in this increasingly challenging game where you are asked to find which words correspond to the given definitions. This is not as simple as it sounds because even if the definition reminds you of a familiar word, you may not be able to recall the word. You may also find that some of the words are unfamiliar. You are given the option to choose a version with or without a clue.
Strengthen your visual and auditory memory with this game. In this exercise, you are asked to match the cries, songs or noises of animals with their photographs. You will see visual images of the animals on the screen and hear a familiar call of the wild. In many cases, you will be able to match the visual image to the sound almost immediately. In other cases, you will need some time.
Cognitive Function Exercised - Executive Function
The aim of this exercise is to earn as much money as you can by drawing cards from four decks. You have to discover which deck enables you to earn the largest amounts. Be careful, the winning pile might surreptitiously change back and forth during the game! There is a strategy to this game and it's up to you to figure it out.
Cognitive Function Exercised - Visual and Spatial
In this game, you see three entangled objects, like flowers, fruit, animals, geometrical figures, or amoebas, which taken together make up a more complex figure. These three entangled graphical objects are compared to a multiple choice of similar or different objects that are possible components of the complex entangled figure. You must choose the one that is part of the entangled figure.
In this exercise you will discover if the 3-D geometrical figures presented to you from various angles are in fact the same, or a mirror image, of the object. The exercise is designed to strengthen your powers of visual mental imagery, and more particularly, mental rotation, which we use to recognise objects seen from unusual angles.
Around the World in 80 Trips
Cognitive Function Exercised - Memory
Embark on a splendid tour through the most beautiful regions on earth. You are asked to memorise the itineraries of two tours that you may select from a list of destinations, including Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Brazil. Itineraries consist of the names of the places you visit and the pictures associated with those places.
Get your guidebooks out because this game provides a splendid tour through eight of the greatest cities on earth, including Paris, Rome and London. You will need to memorise the names of some of the most famous monuments in your favorite city, together with their locations on a grid.
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