Apparently yes.

This is the time where we use smartphones for everything, why not use it to get smarter?

Brain-training is not just a science anymore, its a billion dollar industry now. There are some great teams of neuroscientists behind the development of brain-training apps (if we can believe what they advertise) .

These apps target the core cognitive abilities and train them by using different kinds of games.

Lumosity is the most popular app in this category (It has got over 50 million users) . The games in Lumosity are categorized into focus, attention, memory, agility and problem solving, which are the 5 core cognitive abilities.

There are other apps like Elevate in this category. Elevate takes on a different approach. Its focus is on Language and Math skills, which basically target the same cognitive abilities. Listening game in Elevate improves attention, Reading improves focus, Math games target problem-solving and so on.

Lumosity and Elevate are the best picks in this category. You can find the detailed comparison and their full reviews here:

Comparison: Lumosity vs. Elevate: The Battle of Brain-trainers ! – App Critic

Lumosity review : Lumosity App Review – A Gym For Your Brain – App Critic

Elevate review : Elevate app review – games to power your brain – App Critic

Lumosity - Brain Training

by Lumos Labs, Inc.

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  • Premiere

    12-06-2013

  • Genre

    Education

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    9.18.1 ⋅ 210 MB

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Lumosity - Brain Training

Used by over 85 million people worldwide, Lumosity offers a comprehensive brain training program with 30+ brain games. Start challenging your Memory, Attention and more today!

Here's what you'll get:
Daily workouts that draw from 30+ brain games to challenge 5 core cognitive abilities.
Workout Modes: carefully curated sets of games that use your training habits and preferences to target different ways to train your brain
Detailed Insights: analysis of your game play that sheds light on your game strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns — giving you a deeper understanding of your training.

THE STORY BEHIND LUMOSITY
We’re a team of scientists and designers exploring new ways to challenge the brain and push cognitive research forward.
Our scientists take common cognitive and neuropsychological tasks, or design entirely new, experimental challenges. Working with experienced designers, they 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.
As we learn more about the possibilities of brain training, we invite you to train with us, and join us in our mission to advance the understanding of human cognition.

The app is available in English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. To access the app in one of our languages, change your device setting to the desired language. English is the default language for devices not set to one of our supported languages.

GET HELP: http://help.lumosity.com
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LUMOSITY PREMIUM PRICING & TERMS
Lumosity offers the following subscriptions:
1 month: $11.99
1 year: $59.99

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.
Your Lumosity Premium subscription will be charged through your iTunes account. At the end of the term, your subscription will automatically renew through your iTunes account. You will be charged for the regular price of your subscription within 24 hours prior to the end of the current term. You can turn off automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current term. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of any term.

Privacy Policy:
https://www.lumosity.com/legal/privacy_policy
Terms of Service:
https://www.lumosity.com/legal/terms_of_service

Elevate - Brain Training

by Elevate, Inc.

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    22-05-2014

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    Education

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Elevate - Brain Training

Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year!

Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math 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.

FEATURES

• 40+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, 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
• And more!

IN THE NEWS

Apple
App of the Year

CNET
"Elevate comes out ahead" in the battle of the brain training apps.

Washington Post
Elevate is a "cognitive pick-me-up" with games that are "good for mental breaks throughout the workday."

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.

ELEVATE PRO PRICING & TERMS
For Elevate Pro, the following subscriptions are offered:



• Yearly subscription for £29.99

Your subscription automatically renews 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription term unless auto-renewal is turned off. Subscription renewals cost the same amount as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

You may turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings, but refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term.

For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (http://elevateapp.com/#/terms).