Whatever you do, you are re-wiring the neurons in your head. Reading this article now, going through these words is changing the connections in your brain. This sounds scary, but this feature of our brain – “neuroplasticity”- is the fundamental reason behind our cognitive ability to learn new things and form new memories.

         Imagine, if we could control this process, target specific locations in your brain which controls different abilities like memory, focus, problem solving and various other things. This is the basic idea behind the “brain training” apps.

 

Lumosity - Brain Training

by Lumos Labs, Inc.

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  • Premiere

    12-06-2013

  • Genre

    Education

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    Universal

  • Version

    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
VISIT US: http://www.lumosity.com
FOLLOW US: https://plus.google.com/+lumosity/
FOLLOW US: http://twitter.com/lumosity
LIKE US: http://facebook.com/lumosity

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

Lumosity is one of the top brain training apps available on the app store. There is a team of neuroscientists and a team of game designers behind this amazing app. In eight years it has picked up 70 million users in 180 countries; it is thought the industry will be worth US$6 billion by 2020.

Lumosity combines 50+ cognitive games into a daily training program that challenges your brain. Games adapt to your unique performances – helping you stay challenged in a wide variety of cognitive tasks.

Games can be played on desktop, tablet or mobile phones(iOS and Android), though not all 57 games are available beyond desktop.

First you will be asked to play any 3 games of your choice and your abilities are baselined, based on which every day workouts are tailored to suit your level.

If you compare this against another well known app in this category –Elevate, you will notice a major difference. Elevate app’s interface is loud and colorful with many interesting animations whereas Lumosity looks plain and feels like a more of an  educational tool than a game, which might be less engaging for many.

Coming to the quality of games, they really feel like they are an outcome of extensive research on brain training. Games are categorized based on five core cognitive functions – memory, speed, problem solving, flexibility/agility and attention span. Results are displayed as percentile in each category and the next brain workouts are formed based on these percentiles.

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There are few interesting games, of which the below 2 are my favourite,

  • To test problem solving ability, you will be presented with 2 basic mathematical equations and asks you to choose which qunatity is greater.
  • To test the functional memory, colored tiles are displayed on a grid for 3 seconds and they disappear and now the game is to find the colored ones on the grid.

Only 3 of these 50+ games are unlocked for a day. After you have completed the recommended daily training, you can repeat the same games, and that is all. With Lumosity-pro subscription, only 2 more are unlocked along with the 3 default ones,
one for each cognitive function.

Lumosity pro subscriptions costs for :

  • Individual, Monthly – 11.95$.
  • Individual, Yearly – 5$/month.
  • Individual , for 2 years – 3.75$/month.
  • Individual, Lifetime – 299.95$.
  • Family(Upto 5 members) ,Yearly – 8.33$/month.

 

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PROS:

  • Great design of games that really stretch the cognitive abilities.
  • Short play sessions, which are ideal during any part of the day on a mobile platform.
  • Percentile based rating lets you know where you stand among users of your age group.

CONS:

  • Plain design which feels more like an educational tool than a game.
  • No option to change the goals after the initial set up.
  • Even with the expensive pro subscription only 5 games are unlocked for a day and you have to wait for the next day for a new set of games.
  • Doesn’t sync well with the desktop version.
  • Games may get repititive and boring after few weeks of training.
  • There is no game center integration.

 

 

BOTTOMLINE:

Experts recommend excercising your brain for few minutes a day by playing puzzles, crosswords, sudoku or by doing some thoughtful activity. This app – Lumosity helps you do just that, but this is not the limitless pill for your brain as you might expect.

 

Lumosity - Brain Training

by Lumos Labs, Inc.

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    12-06-2013

  • Genre

    Education

  •   FREE QR code
  • Platform

    Universal

  • Version

    9.18.1 ⋅ 210 MB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

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
VISIT US: http://www.lumosity.com
FOLLOW US: https://plus.google.com/+lumosity/
FOLLOW US: http://twitter.com/lumosity
LIKE US: http://facebook.com/lumosity

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