More Right Brain Education Apps for the iPhone

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Argh! I finally found right brain education apps based on the work of Makoto Shichida and they are only available to US customers! They cannot be bought by individuals outside of the US! I’ve never understood this limitation with digital products. Anyway, I sent them a message stating that they should make their apps available globally. Let’s hope they pick up on it.

In the meantime, if you live in the US, here it is:

It’s called Brain Training Unotan and it offers three right brain training components with a total of 15 brain training exercises:

  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Intuition

“Built around the brain training methodology of Professor Makoto Shichida, a renowned expert in the field of right brain therapy and training, Brain Training Unotan provides a series of fun-to-play training exercises that helps your brain dramatically improve its memory retention, concentration, and intuition capabilities.”

You can buy each component separately, or you can buy the master app with all three components in one. The following are screen shots from the app showing some of the exercises that it contains.

Exercises for Memory Training:

Remember the colours:

Remember the Faces:

Exercises for Concentration Training:

Find a Match:

Match the Kanji Characters:

Exercises for Intuition Training:

Total Amount of Coins:

Find the Goal:

Since we can’t buy this app unless you live in the US, Australia or Great Britain, here are a couple of other apps I found which might soften the blow a little. Best of all is that they are free! Now you can do Right Brain Home Practice Mandala activities on your iPhone.

Mandala-Brain Activator (Free) – PPL Development Company LLC

It comes with 13 Mandala practice sets to work with and it works exactly the same way as the Mandala activity in class.

  • Each round you are presented with a Mandala image randomly picked among 13 Mandala images in the 1.0 version (we will add more in future updates).
  • Focus on the Mandala image for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Close your eyes and use your subconscious mind to “see” the image as if it was in front of your eyes.
  • Open your eyes and tap the image to switch to the black & white view. Then see if you can recall the colors of the image.
  • Tap “Refresh” button to randomly pick another Mandala image.

Brain Contest – PPL Development Company LLC

This Mandala activity differs slightly from the regular right brain Mandala activity, but the aim is still the same – to be able to take a mental photograph of the Mandala pattern and remember where all the colours are.

How to play?

1. You have five seconds to take a mental snapshot of a colorful Mandala image.
2. You will then pick the above image from 4 of its own variations. There is no time constraint here.
3. Each contest consists of 10 randomly selected images. Based on the complexity of images and the number of your right picks, you will receive a score from Dr. B.

For more right brain home practice apps, check out the following blog posts:

Shichida, Heguru, Right Brain Education


  1. Thanks Pei-Lin.

  2. Hi Jessica,

    That’s a very valid concern and yes, it is worse for some children compared to others. For instance, Gareth will have a much harder time giving up the iPad compared to Gavin who can be entertained through other means. But I have also noticed that he does eventually get bored of playing with it and will give it up on his own without being asked. Gavin on the other hand, has to be told to put it away, although, that said, he is generally pretty cooperative about it unless tired. Sometimes we might need a bit of bargaining to sweeten the deal but I can usually get him off it. With Gavin, I can also talk to him about “screen time” and he understands so I hope that with Gareth that will be the case, too, when he is older.

    All in all, though, I haven’t had too much trouble with the iPad. Plus I have found it extremely useful in certain circumstances. I make it a point not to use it all the time. As long as the boys are able to find entertainment with other things, I am still happy to let them have time on the iPad. I think the day when they only want to play with the iPad and nothing else would be the day I ban it.

    As for how long they get to play with it, well, to be honest, I haven’t been very strict about that. It’s not like a 1 hour a day rule or anything but I do make sure that if they have been on it for a while, we cut back on TV and computer and do something else (like busy box activities). It is usually a day to day decision depending on circumstances and we don’t use it every day.

    I’m not sure that answers your question, but I guess you need to adjust your methods based on your own child according to what works. Obviously at 15 months, it’s going to be harder to say it’s time to stop without some protest. Even at 20 months, if I take it away from Gareth before he’s ready to give it up, he will howl, so I deal with the howling. Thankfully, Gareth gets over disappointments easily (the freedom of being able to run around in a new place is more than enough to overcome his disappointment about losing the iPad).

  3. Pei-Lin says:

    Shen Li,

    Another very good recommendation. I will check it out.

  4. Hey Shen Li,

    Just out of curiosity, is Gareth or Gavin hooked on the ipad? Meaning do they ask for it all the time and refuse to give it up?

    I have seen kids eat meals while staring at the ipad and had zero interaction with human beings around them. I am a little hesistant to start using it with a 15 month old. On the other hand there are so many great apps that I love and they are free!! Hmm, I know it’s a matter of regulation and discipline but not every kid is so obliging. How much ipad time are they allowed to have?


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