Just when you thought it was time to relax, the kids are complaining ?I?m bored?..? If you haven?t tried Lumosity yet, it is definitely worth the time. Lumosity is a series of brain training games that work on improving mental flexibility, memory, problem solving, speed and attention. Lumosity is a perfect tool for students with ADHD or those who just want to improve their memory. It was designed by neuroscientists, and in addition to the game like format it incorporates social networking. Users create a profile that helps them to track their progress.
Lumosity is based on neuroplasticity, which treats the brain like a muscle that will adapt when it encounters new challenges. In the past, neuroplasticity was believed to only benefit children whose brains were still developing, but current research shows that teens and adults can also strengthen their brains. In order to benefit from Lumosity, players must use the program regularly. In addition, users should try try a variety of different games and increase their difficulty level over time to increase the challenges. When users create their profile they can identify their strengths and weaknesses. There is much evidence that supports the effectiveness of Lumosity and other brain training games but no one knows for sure. In any case, it certainly can?t hurt.
Check out the free app for the ipad and iphone at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lumosity-mobile/id577232024?mt=8