Apps: Right Brain Training – Mandala Memory Trainer

The wonderful thing about the iPad/iPod/iPhone is that if you are patient enough, someone will eventually create the app that you are looking for. When I first wrote my Right Brain Training for Lazy Moms series of blog posts (the links are listed below), I searched high and low for a Mandala app that would replicate the activity in Heguru. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one. Recently, a helpful reader shared the following app which is even better:

Mandalas – Memory Trainer available on iPhone or iPad. There are two game options:

  1. Colour in the Mandala from memory – a Mandala pattern is displayed briefly and then removed. You are then given the pattern outline and are required to colour it in from memory.
  2. Match the Mandala from memory – a Mandala pattern is displayed briefly and then removed. You are then given a choice of four Mandalas with the same pattern but different colouring and you need to identify the one you saw from memory.

There are 4 levels: easy, normal, hard, and expert. Each level contains 25 Mandala patterns (the first 5 are free). To unlock the rest, you need to purchase access to the full app for $0.99. The duration of time that the Mandala is shown on screen can be adjusted from 1 second to 5 seconds. They also recommend pausing for 5-10 seconds before colouring the Mandala to train your memory. Over time, the aim is to lengthen the time. If you can pause for 1 minute after the Mandala has disappeared and colour in the Mandala correctly, you can assume that you have successfully developed your photographic memory.

Mandala Memory TrainerMandala Memory Trainer

Watch the game in action:

Get the App:

More on Right Brain Training for Lazy Moms:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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