Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A Barn and Brain Games
My husband and I have been doing Lumosity brain games since last summer, and finding the games really do perk up your brain. You have to pay a subscription fee but I think you get your money's worth. Lumosity is using data from the members' games to do research into cognitive function . The games are classified into 5 groups: memory, flexibility, speed , problem solving, and attention. Memory games focus on visual memory; flexibility games exercise task switching and vocabulary; speed games test reaction to visual cues; problem solving games are mostly mathematical computation; and attention games sharpen peripheral vision or keeping track of multiple moving objects. All the games have a sliding difficult scale so that as you master one level the game becomes more difficult. You get a score for each game and overall averages for the games. If you are competitive, you can compare your scores with the average of the other members. Both my husband and I have notice an improvement in our alertness and our brains just feel fitter. A good antidote to the short days of winter.