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Brain Games

Training your brain doesn't have to be a chore. Don't put limits on your mind. Challenge your brain and discover how far it can go with our brain games. Take a look at our games below and give them a try. Sign Up Now!

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Bee Balloon

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Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

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Ant Escape

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EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

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Mahjong Ultimate

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Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

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Robo Factory

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Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

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Twist It Ultimate

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PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

Width of Field of ViewCorresponds to amount of information we receive from around when looking straight ahead.

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Solitaire

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UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Short-Term MemoryThe ability to hold a small amount of information in a readily, available state for a short period of time.

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Memory

Coordination

Perception

Attention

Reasoning

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Synaptix

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Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

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Neon Lights

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Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Visual Short-Term MemoryThe ability to temporarily retain a small amount of visual information.

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Candy Line Up

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PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

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Fuel a Car

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Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

Divided AttentionThe ability to execute more than one action at a time, while paying attention to a few channels of information.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Lane Changer

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ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

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Penguin Explorer

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

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Water Lilies

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Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

Visual Short-Term MemoryThe ability to temporarily retain a small amount of visual information.

Non-verbal MemoryThe ability to store and retrieve information which are non-verbal by nature.

Short-Term MemoryThe ability to hold a small amount of information in a readily, available state for a short period of time.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

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Math Twins

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PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

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Reaction Field

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Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

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Word Quest

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NamingThe ability to retrieve a word from our semantic lexicon and is considered to be a basic ability.

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Width of Field of ViewCorresponds to amount of information we receive from around when looking straight ahead.

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

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Candy Factory

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Phonological Short-term MemoryThe ability to remember phonological information over a brief period of time.

Visual Short-Term MemoryThe ability to temporarily retain a small amount of visual information.

Short-Term MemoryThe ability to hold a small amount of information in a readily, available state for a short period of time.

RecognitionThe ability to retrieve information from the past and to recognize certain events, places or other information.

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Digits

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Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

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Color Bee

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Sudoku

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InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Phonological Short-term MemoryThe ability to remember phonological information over a brief period of time.

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Gem Breaker

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Divided AttentionThe ability to execute more than one action at a time, while paying attention to a few channels of information.

Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

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Traffic Manager

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UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Divided AttentionThe ability to execute more than one action at a time, while paying attention to a few channels of information.

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Numbers line

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Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

Short-Term MemoryThe ability to hold a small amount of information in a readily, available state for a short period of time.

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

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Slice and Drop

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PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

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Fresh Squeeze

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PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

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Perfect Tension

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

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Neuron Madness

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Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

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Jigsaw 9

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Visual Short-Term MemoryThe ability to temporarily retain a small amount of visual information.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Non-verbal MemoryThe ability to store and retrieve information which are non-verbal by nature.

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Cube Foundry

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Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

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Match it!

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Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

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Minus Malus

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Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

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Mandala

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Visual Short-Term MemoryThe ability to temporarily retain a small amount of visual information.

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

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Gem Breaker 3D

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Crossroads

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Divided AttentionThe ability to execute more than one action at a time, while paying attention to a few channels of information.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

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Piece Making

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Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

RecognitionThe ability to retrieve information from the past and to recognize certain events, places or other information.

Visual Short-Term MemoryThe ability to temporarily retain a small amount of visual information.

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Visual Crossword

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Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

NamingThe ability to retrieve a word from our semantic lexicon and is considered to be a basic ability.

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Mouse Challenge

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Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

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Drive me crazy

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InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

Contextual MemoryThe conscious recall of the source and circumstances of a specific memory.

Auditory perceptionAuditory Perception is the ability to perceive and understand the difference between sounds.

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Shore Dangers

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Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

Divided AttentionThe ability to execute more than one action at a time, while paying attention to a few channels of information.

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Dragster Racing

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EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Butterfly Hunter

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Tennis Bomb

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Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Star Architect

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

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Words Birds

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UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

NamingThe ability to retrieve a word from our semantic lexicon and is considered to be a basic ability.

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Tennis Bowling

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ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

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Tennis Target

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InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Treasure Island

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Short-Term MemoryThe ability to hold a small amount of information in a readily, available state for a short period of time.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

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IQbe

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PlanningThe ability to "think ahead", to mentally anticipate the correct way to execute a task.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

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Space Rescue

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Contextual MemoryThe conscious recall of the source and circumstances of a specific memory.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

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Color Frenzy

Play

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Processing SpeedInvolves the ability to fluently perform easy or over-learned tasks.

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

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Math Madness

Play

Phonological Short-term MemoryThe ability to remember phonological information over a brief period of time.

RecognitionThe ability to retrieve information from the past and to recognize certain events, places or other information.

Short-Term MemoryThe ability to hold a small amount of information in a readily, available state for a short period of time.

Non-verbal MemoryThe ability to store and retrieve information which are non-verbal by nature.

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3D Art Puzzle

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Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

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Marble Race

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NamingThe ability to retrieve a word from our semantic lexicon and is considered to be a basic ability.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

Hand-eye CoordinationThe level of sensitivity with which the hand and eye are synchronized.

Auditory perceptionAuditory Perception is the ability to perceive and understand the difference between sounds.

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Melodic Tennis

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Auditory perceptionAuditory Perception is the ability to perceive and understand the difference between sounds.

RecognitionThe ability to retrieve information from the past and to recognize certain events, places or other information.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

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Scrambled

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Auditory perceptionAuditory Perception is the ability to perceive and understand the difference between sounds.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

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Find Your Pet

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Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Auditory perceptionAuditory Perception is the ability to perceive and understand the difference between sounds.

Focused AttentionThe ability to focus attention on a single stimulus

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Melody Mayhem

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Auditory perceptionAuditory Perception is the ability to perceive and understand the difference between sounds.

Phonological Short-term MemoryThe ability to remember phonological information over a brief period of time.

RecognitionThe ability to retrieve information from the past and to recognize certain events, places or other information.

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Color Rush

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UpdatingThe ability to respond in a flexible and adaptive manner in order to keep up with the changes in the environment.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

ShiftingAbility to adapt behavior and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

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Happy Hopper

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InhibitionThe ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli or suppress irrelevant reactions while performing a task.

Response TimeThe ability to perceive and process a simple stimulus and respond to it.

EstimationThe ability to estimate an object's future location based on its current speed and distance.

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Puzzles

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Spatial PerceptionThe ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their relations in the environment.

Visual ScanningThe ability to actively find relevant information in our surroundings quickly and efficiently.

Visual PerceptionThe ability to interpret information from the effects of visible light reaching the eye.

Working MemoryRefers to the temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for complex cognitive tasks.

Train with games for specific cognitive skills Brain games can help evaluate and train your mind, your brain, and your cognitive abilities. Taking advantage of the latest research on neuroplasticity, CogniFit has developed specific brain workouts for the various cognitive skills we use in our everyday lives. Through the CogniFit online platform, you will have access to a large number of games and you will be able to select specific training exercises that suit your particular needs. Improve your cognitive abilities every day Play every day and challenge your mind. With just 10 minutes a day, you can keep your brain in shape. Memory, attention, coordination, cognitive flexibility... train as needed. In addition, the training adapts automatically according to your level in a personalized way. At CogniFit we want you to enjoy stimulating your brain.

Do Brain Games Work? A Common Question

The simple answer is yes. Playing brain games repetitively over time drives your brain to adapt to other neurological areas through complex stimuli and interference variables. With the CogniFit Training Program our AI will detect your cognitive status and plan your day to day tasks for completion. According to the study conducted by Jaeggi et al. (2008), "The effects of cognitive training on working memory are task specific and transferable." By being transferable that means that daily tasks may see improvement!

Depending on the challenges you are experiencing we offer a personalized approach to planning a fun way to train the areas of cognition that are not your strongest. Think of CogniFit like a workout for your most complex muscle, your brain. When you get better at something it gets easier to do, but not with our training regiment! When you get better at brain training games it gets harder and harder, pushing yourself to improve your cognitive response to the stimuli.

Brain Games and Neuroplasticity

The older brain is still plastic, it has the ability to reconnect itself in response to a stimulus to the environment. The neurological plasticity does not end during our critical development stages but continues throughout our life. If we discover how to channel and target different cognitive functions we can get some incredible effects. People think games like playing crossword puzzles and similar games do not really push these cognitive abilities at a very fundamental level. Not everything you do will be equally good for your brain, that is why we leverage AI technology to examine what areas of your brain need help and have you take those games as priority.

Do Brain Games Make You Smarter?

The answer to this question is a little more complicated. While playing brain games may help improve certain cognitive abilities like concentration and focus, it's not clear whether they actually make people smarter or increase knowledge retention. Some studies suggest that they may, while others indicate that the benefits are limited. Our app has been used on millions of devices and the reviews indicate it has been helpful to the group of people who test their skills regularly. It's likely that different games will have different effects on different people, so it's important to try out a few different types to see what works best for you.

We offer a large collection of challenging tests, word games, and other brain games to support those looking to stay cognitively fit. With a personalized approach to brain health coaching we have hundreds of videos to explain the rules and walk you through the process and better understand the reporting. Please explore the different content for kids, adults, and seniors and discover what might work best for you.

What games increase IQ?

If you're looking to improve your cognitive abilities, brain games are a good place to start. However, it's important to keep in mind that they're only one part of the puzzle. A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, is also essential for maintaining cognitive health. Additionally, social activities and mentally stimulating hobbies can also have an impact on your overall health.

The Science Behind Brain Games

After receiving 12 hours of training on a specific game, with play sessions spread out over a month, the 60-85 year olds improved their cognitive performance. Eventually it surpassed that of 20 year olds who played the game for the very first time Anguera et al. (2013).

The training showed significance with working memory and sustained attention by improving these areas of cognitive function. Participants retained the trained ability up to 6 months after the training end, and some are still playing as of today.

Benefits of playing Brain Games

People use brain-training activities for improving their thinking skills. Supporting this claim are results from studies suggesting brain-training games might increase attention, memory, reaction time, memory, logic ability, cognitive function in a prolonged time frame.

Brain Games as ADHD Therapy

In a UCSF study, Dr. Gazzaley found that after eight weeks of training, children who played the game showed significant improvements in ADHD symptoms, including increases in working memory, inhibition, and task-switching abilities. These improvements were still present four weeks after the children stopped playing the game.

"This is the first demonstration that a form of cognitive training can enhance cognition in children with ADHD", said Dr. Gazzaley. "The results have implications far beyond this particular disorder, as they suggest that cognitive training can improve specific neural circuitry and perhaps serve as a new approach for treating other disorders characterized by impaired executive function".

Even the FDA in 2018 cleared a cognitive game as a treatment for ADHD.

Brain Games as a Digital Therapeutic

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, says "This is a potentially important advance in the treatment of ADHD", an ABC News medical contributor and author of ‘Taking Charge of ADHD’. "One of the problems we have with medications is that they don't help with all the symptoms of ADHD, and they don't help with the everyday executive function deficits that people with ADHD have".

While more research is needed to confirm the long-term benefits of using video games to treat neurological problems, this study provides preliminary evidence that cognitive training with brain games like CogniFit can improve symptoms in children with ADHD and possibly other cognitive deficits.

In the Horowitz-Kraus (2013) study, it was observed that CogniFit cognitive training had an impact on both executive functions and reading literacy in ADHD children with and without reading problems. In fact, CogniFit has a wide range of scientific studies of the highest scientific quality (Shah et al., 2017) on healthy people or people with a disorder, and CogniFit studies are almost the only ones whose trainings produce significant effect sizes (Nguyen et al., 2021).

John Hopkins University psychiatrist and researcher Joshua W. Buckholtz, PhD. exclaimed "The finding that a video game can serve as an effective treatment for ADHD is very exciting! It opens up a new avenue for brain training development".

The History of Brain Games

The first brain game was created in Japan in the early 1980s. The game, called "Niko Niko Pun", required players to remember a sequence of numbers and then repeat the sequence back.

Since then, brain games have become increasingly popular and sophisticated. In recent years, there has been a boom in "neurogaming" or "brain training" games, the popularity in mobile technology allows for people to have easier access to enjoyable content.

Some of the original brain games include:

  • The crossword puzzle
  • Dominoes
  • Sudoku
  • Mahjong
  • Chess
  • Bridge

And many more.

The Future of Brain Games

CogniFit releases a new Brain Game every month. Be sure to check in and find out what their development team is creating. With over 60 games and new ones being added consistently, we are sure you will find something you love! Try them all for free and if you want to level up your game make your way on over to your favorite game and click play.

Scientific References

Anguera, J., Boccanfuso, A. Gazzaley, J., Rintoul, J., et al (2013). Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults. Nature 501, 97–101 . doi: 10.1038/nature12486

Bavelier, D., Green, C. S., Pouget, A., & Schrater, P. (2012). Brain plasticity through the life span: Learning to learn and action video games. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 35(1), 391-416.

Draganski, B., Gaser, C., Buschkuehl, M., Schuetze,, H., Nyberg,, L,. . . Herholz,, K.(2004) Changes in grey matter induced by learning–a Voxel-based morphometry study. European Journal of Neuroscience 19(10), 2593-2602

Dye, M. W., & Bavelier, D. (2009). Increasing speed of processing with action video games. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(6), 321-326.

Dye, M. W., Green, C. S., & Bavelier, D. (2010). Enumeration versus multiple object tracking: The case of action video game players. Cognition, 118(1), 1-10.

Green, C. S., & Bavelier, D. (2003). Action-video-game experience alters the spatial resolution of vision. Psychological Science, 14(6), 88-94.

Horowitz-Kraus, T. (2013). Differential Effect of Cognitive Training on Executive Functions and Reading Abilities in Children With ADHD and in Children With ADHD Comorbid With Reading Difficulties. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19(6), 515–526. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054713502079

Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Perrig, W. J. (2008). The effects of cognitive training on working memory are task specific and transferable. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34(4), 765-779.

Kang, Y., Park, D. C., Son, J. H., & Kim, E. H. (2012). The effect of cognitive training on the attentional blink: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e37633-e37633

Nguyen, L., Murphy, K., & Andrews, G. (2021). A Game a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Commercially-Available Brain Training Programs in Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. Neuropsychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-021-09515-2

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