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Boost your Brain and Sharpen your Mind with these 5 Brain Training Apps

13 Nov, 2019
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Boost your Brain and Sharpen your Mind with these 5 Brain Training Apps

Would you like to have a sharp memory, unwavering focus, and faster-thinking ability? No problem – all you need is a great brain training app! 

Mobile gaming applications are in great demand since the last few years, and that’s possibly an understatement. What’s most captivating about these applications is that there is something for everyone – a puzzle game for an elderly, shooter game for the teenagers, and RPGs for your adult kids. But in the pool of endless entertainment and time-killing platforms, brain training applications have proved to be helpful in relieving mental stress and staying addiction free. 

What’s interesting is that several studies have shown that intended brain training activities help in keeping our minds flexible as we age. To keep your mind sharp and running, you must cultivate the habit of challenging your brain constantly – either by performing relevant activities or playing games that compel you to think hard. We have compiled a list of top 5 brain training apps for iOS as well as Android. So, let’s begin:

  1. BrainHQ

BrainHQ seems to be touching heights with respect to brain training, thanks to its range of fun yet very challenging exercises. The development of this application was under progress for several years, with a team of international neuroscientists heading the project. This application emphasizes on the importance of practicing brain training activities every day, and hence, BrainHQ has made it simple to fit the training into our daily routines. Every level may take about 5 minutes or less, so a session may stretch for as long or as little as you may like. The best part – you can customize the training programme as per your desire, so either BrainHQ will recommend the exercises to practice and when, or you can decide for yourself as per your interests, availability, and mood. 

Helps to Improve/Develop:

  • Attention
  • Navigation
  • Intelligence
  • Brain speed
  • Memory
  • People skills
  1. Fit Brains Trainer

This application is less about laid back entertainment and more about the business side of brain training games. Fit Brains Trainer has been developed in collaboration with renowned neuroscientists and aims to specifically target both your EQ and IQ, emotional and cognitive intelligence, respectively. If you want to track your progress, compare yourself with other participants of your age group and set weekly goals. This application also has a desktop version where people can sign up for more games that are not available on mobile (iOS, Android). 

Helps to Improve/Develop:

  • Memory
  • Visual-spatial
  • Problem-solving skill
  • Concentration
  • Language
  1. Lumosity

Lumosity is one of the best brain training apps available in Playstore as well as the mind game genre. Surprisingly, it boasts a massive fan base with more than 70 million users from over 182 countries. Lumosity currently has over 50 games that have been designed in collaboration with more than 100 researchers worldwide, alongside game designers and scientists. An unpaid 10-minute test in the start will help you evaluate your cognitive skills and equate your scores with that of your peers. 

Helps to Improve/Develop:

  • Intelligence
  • Cognitive skills
  • Mindfulness 
  • Attention 
  • Memory
  1. Elevate

Regular game workouts and personalized brain training makes Elevate one of the most revered applications in the brain game training category – not because it was listed as Apple’s 2014 App of the Year. With more than 15 million downloads on both the Google Playstore and Apple App, Elevate has gained a reputation for helping people develop essential skills such as listening, math, reading, writing and speaking. The application also has a free version that can later be upgraded to a 14-day trial version for enjoying all the features. What’s noteworthy is the app’s adaptive difficulty development, this means that as gamers get better, sharper, faster, the game becomes more challenging.  

Helps to Improve/Develop:

  • Focus
  • Comprehension
  • Precision
  • Processing speed
  • Speaking abilities 
  • Memory
  1. Peak

Peak is a self-proclaimed top-ranking brain training application. It has gained worldwide attention for its appealing user interface. The quirky and slick design, along with over 40 unique games are not just exceptionally well-designed, but engaging and fun too. What makes Peak a preferred application is a fact that it was designed by neuroscience experts which improve as well as challenge a variety of cognitive skills. This app even works offline, which makes it all the more convenient since users can access the games anytime, anywhere!

Helps to Improve/Develop:

  • Memory
  • Mental agility
  • Attention
  • Emotional control
  • Coordination & Creativity
  • Language 

Conclusion

Endless apps, endless features, but they all prove that learning and development can be a lot of fun. If you’re still looking for a few more options, you can try activities on applications like Eidetic, Cognifit, Cogmed, Brainturk, and Memorado among few others. So, this was a list of some well-performing apps that you must have on your device if you wish to improve memory, mental agility, thinking speed and attention.

Akanksha Shukla is a content strategist, writer by the day and reader by the night- all with the trusted companionship of coffee!

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