Ever since I was little, I have always enjoyed playing brain games like the ones following. Not only are brain exercises fun to do (or so I think), they are also great for developing the brain. Here are some terrific brain training apps for the iPad and iPhone. Some of them are probably more appropriate for older children. They are great for Moms, too, especially if you’re at home with babies and toddlers and looking for mental stimulus that doesn’t involve deciphering grunts and gestures. I’m still pondering over how effective brain training exercises are on battling the “Mom Brain” which is the resultant memory loss that a lot of new mothers are afflicted with that often continues for years after the pregnancy. In the mean time, they are fun to do and they’re great for the children.
Memorize in 10 seconds who is looking out the school windows. When these people reappear, there will be one new. You need to select the person that is new. There are 8 levels and with each level, there will be one more person to remember.
In this game, you can train your brain with 65 levels remembering up to 10 flags within a certain amount of time. Remember the flags at the top. Once they disappear try find the flags as fast as you can. The faster you are, the more points you get.
Smart Test is a brain training game that improves observation, analytical reasoning, imagination and creativity through 4 different games:
1. Shape – Identify the next shape from the pattern
2. Space – Imagine the 3D structure by folding the shape
3. Number – Identify the next number from the pattern
4. Puzzle – Identify the individual puzzle pieces
Try to Remember offers a series of exercises designed to help improve immediate, short-term and long-term memory, logical thinking, and attention to detail.
SolveFig is an app for guided practice of Figure and Pattern Series Completion which is one of the main areas in Mentalability Aptitude tests. You will be give a series of images and you need to select the image that will complete the pattern series.
Minddabble offers a set of mini-games that are designed to focus on 3 key elements of brain training that is Visual, Sequential and Semantic recall.
- Find the pairs
- Tap the rocks in the order they were flashed
- Select the patterned cards from a grid of cards
Nothing particularly unique from these memory activities (I’ve seen similar activities in other memory games) but good for providing some variation to the game – also, the app is free.
Random images are shown in the grid. You need to watch and memorize those images and their respective positions. In the next screen, some of the images(among the images you watched in the previous screen) will be shown on the left hand side. You need to drag and and drop those images on their correct positions.
There are two modes: ‘Train my brain’ and ‘Use my brain’. In ‘train my brain’ mode, you can choose the number of patterns, grids and grid size whatever you want. In ‘use my brain’ mode, levels, grid size, number of patterns and grids will be assigned by the system. You need to play and complete those. Overall points will be total points you gained in all levels. And points will be like bet points which you can score in a level. For every wrong moves, 100 points will be deducted from the bet points. You will be lost the game when the bet points becomes 0.
This is the app version for the Mindsparke program designed to strengthen the brain. If you have been thinking about trying Mindsparke but are not sure, Brain Fitness Pro is a good app to try.
Proven by independent research, Brain Fitness Pro is designed to increase fluid intelligence, focus, and short term memory by more than 40% in less than 20 days with just thirty minutes of daily training. It promises to:
- Increase your IQ
- Improve your memory and focus
- Shine at school or boost your test scores (e.g., SAT, PSAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE or GMAT)
- Get a new job or promotion
- Restore lost brain function due to aging, head injury, disease, depression, or stress
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