Some games are for fun or passing time but some other games are built with a target to work out the brains. If you like more to play games with such as a unique purpose then Lumosity is one of the excellent apps that allow you to start a brain training journey.
Lumosity has built some scientifically designed games for five Brain Areas namely speed, memory, attention, flexibility and problem solving. Each game is to challenge your cognitive abilities in each of the Brain Areas.
When you play the games, your scores are tracked with an index called Lumosity Performance Index (LPI), which helps you compare your strengths and weaknesses in the Brain Areas, plus an overall LPI which is an average index.
Lumosity is free to play across select games for all Brain Areas but it's limited to three games per day. Some advanced features such as tracking your performance to compare against others, personalized training and complete access to all games require a paid subscription.
Among the Lumosity games that I've played, including Memory Matrix, Lost in Migration, Color Match, Chalkboard Challenge, Ebb and Flow, Spatial Speed Match and Brain Shift, I find some are pretty easy yet fun to play but some are really challenging especially the Memory Matrix at high levels.
Being a brain training app, Lumosity may be effective to some people but maybe not all. According to Wikipedia, "there is no scientific consensus on the benefits of brain training for medical conditions in the clinical environment. Studies of Lumosity's effectiveness have shown mixed results."
It won't be to everyone's tastes but it's absolutely worth taking some free games for a test drive.
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