Need More Brain Power? Six Apps that Offer Brain Training to Whip You Into Shape

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  • Many people exercise their bodies, but they forget to exercise their brain too. The brain needs stimulation and training each day in order to work properly later on in life. If you do not keep your brain in proper shape, then you will start to struggle with critical thinking, memory, and logic as you get older. Luckily, there are several apps that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet to help you whip your brain into shape.

    Brain School

    The Brain School app features similar games to what you will find on Lumosity without the scientific graphs and progress charts. There are currently over 100 levels available on the 20 games on the app, and all the games can be played at any time. It may not have much structure, but taking the time to solve the difficult puzzles will go a long way to improving your brain’s power.

    Fit Brains Trainer

    Fit Brains Trainer may be the closest thing to Lumosity. There are 10 different games featured in the app that are scientifically designed to improve a different aspect of your brain. Your brain will be challenged, but you will gradually see improvements as you keep up the training with the app.

    NeuroSky MindWave Mobile Headset and Apps

    NeuroSky, an EEG and ECG biosensor innovator, provides over 100+ brain-training and educational apps focused on improving brain health when paired with a MindWave Mobile brainwave headset. The headset and applications empower users to improve their focus, ability to relax, impulse control, and working memory.

    Clockwork Brain

    Clockwork Brain features very similar games to the other brain training apps, but they are all presented with a steampunk design. If you want a unique look and feel to your brain training app, then this may be the one for you.

    Sudoku

    "The New York Times" has done a study that has proven solving Sudoku puzzles improves your brain’s memory. If you want to strictly focus on improving your memory through a logic puzzle game, then the Sudoku app is the one to choose.

    Braingle

    Braingle improves your brain power through riddles and optical illusions, which is something not offered by any other brain training app. You will have to use your brain in ways that it is not used to, which is exactly what makes Braingle so effective.

    Taking the time to use these apps will be extremely beneficial to your brain today and in the future. Most of us always have our smartphones with us anyway, so why not train your brain while you’re waiting in line at the Redbox, sitting on the bus during your commute, or enduring intermission at the ballet? Even a few training exercises every day will help you improve your logic, speed, memory, etc. Remember—a healthy brain is the sign of a healthy person, so if you want to get into shape, start with your brain!

    AUTHOR BIO: This article was provided by Dixie Somers, a freelance writer who loves to write about business, finance, women’s interests, and technology. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters. For those interested in NeuroSky brain training can learn more about the apps available at neurosky.com.

    Photo credit: freedigitalphotos.net via kromkrathog

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