Lumosity Brain Trainer
Lumosity Brain Trainer by Lumos Labs, Inc is an educational app that helps build your problem solving skills, ability to think more quickly, as well as better memory and moods! Who wouldn’t want all that? Lumosity.com is the leader in online cognitive training, which keeps your brain performing at its best! The games offered in Lumosity Brain Trainer were developed by some of the world’s leading neuroscientists, so this app is a sure thing! Before you begin, you do need to set up an account to which you need to choose a username and password, and enter your email address. You can then choose if you want to personalize your training by entering your birthday, gender and education level.
Lumosity Brain Trainer is free to download, but it’s far from a free app. After your initial download, you are placed in a five-session free trial. After those five-sessions, the app becomes a paid app. You can buy access to the app in time periods: Three Month Access $4.99, Six Month Access $6.99 or Yearly Access $9.99. What I don’t like about paying for access for a certain time period is that you can’t just buy the app. You never stop paying for it. Then there’s the saying, “You get what you pay for”, which holds true when it comes to Lumosity Brain Trainer.
The app offers ten brain games designed to enhance your cognitive abilities, so basically Lumosity Brain Trainer can make you smarter, lol. It’s recommended to play these games for a few minutes every day. Who can’t spare a few minutes daily for a better attention span or memory? Lumosity Brain Trainer offers a 35-session course; each session offers three games. The first five-sessions are free, so you definitely get sucked in! I suggest trying the five free sessions, and if you can see how it might work for you, spend the five bucks to try out the three-month access. If you see results, there won’t be any amount of money that won’t be worth this type of training!
iTunes lists Lumosity Brain Trainer’s features as such:
- BRAIN GAMES
Lumosity Brain Trainer includes 10 brain games designed to enhance your cognitive abilities, including memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility, and problem solving. Playing our brain games a few minutes every day will help you achieve the best results.
- 35 SESSION COURSE
Play one session per day. Each session has 3 games and has been designed to improve different brain functions. The first 5 sessions are free! Lumosity subscribers get full access.
- TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Brain Performance Index (BPI) is a measure of your performance in a given cognitive function.
By using Brain Trainer, you should see your BPI improve over time.
- LEARN ABOUT SCIENCE
Learn about neuroscience and how technology can improve cognitive abilities.
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.