The human brain is amazing. It can be more powerful and faster than any computer on Earth. When you learn, the structure of your brain changes because messages are passed along the neurons (brain cells) to form new connections, so that the next time you do the same activity, you remember how to do it. Cognitive processes have become a hot topic, leading scientists and gaming developers to work together to produce games that sharpen the mind. Here are five fun apps to boost your brain activity:

1. Peak (Android/iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

Peak is a sophisticated set of mini-games created by scientists from some of the top universities. The specialised games test your memory, mental agility, focus, problem solving skills and more. All your progress is tracked by the digital coach function, so you can easily see what you do well and what areas need improvement. If you are competitive, this app will also show you how you fair against other Peak players.

2. CogniFit (iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

Endorsed by multiple American news agencies, this popular brain workout program thoroughly measures and evaluates cognitive performance. It shows you your best and weakest cognitive skills in the form of a ”battery” chart. Each battery represents a different cognitive skill, giving you all the information you need to enhance your performance. CogniFit measures 23 cognitive skills and it doesn’t just stop there; it gives users the option of purchasing other apps which can diagnose disorders like Parkinson’s, ADHD and dyslexia.

3. Quizlet (Android/iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

This app is likely to become every dedicated student’s next best friend as it allows users to learn relevant chunks of information from digital flash cards. Teachers and learners can share and create educational material for a range of subjects like chemistry, languages, geography and more. Quizlet has six different study modes too, allowing users to learn at their own pace.

4. Lumosity ( Android/iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

The Lumosity Training Program is the product of extensive cognitive research into the way brain games are played. After subscribing, you will get to play three games to establish a base line in how you perform on memory, attention and flexibility tasks. Although, to get full access to all the games you will be required to pay a monthly subscription fee. The purchase option allows you to customise your training and gives you the opportunity to try out experimental games, tools and more.

5. Duolingo (Android/iOS) Free

Learning a second or third language is good for your brain and job prospects as many employers seek out those who are proficient in more than their mother tongue. And there is no better way to get started than with Duolingo. This app has a selection of European languages to choose from and it has been designed with the novice in mind, so it doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner. Simply select which language you want to learn, then build up your vocabulary by memorising keywords through the listening, pronunciation and word identification activities. After completing methodical lessons that feel like games, you will learn how to read, write, speak and listen effectively in your chosen language. [clickToTweet tweet=”The human brain is amazing. It can be more powerful and faster than any computer on Earth.” quote=”The human brain is amazing. It can be more powerful and faster than any computer on Earth.” theme=”style5″]

Brain training apps have become a popular pastime for people of all ages and abilities. If you are looking to improve your memory and develop better problem solving skills, why not see what these apps can do for you?

Sources:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s3

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s4

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s7

http://www.peak.net/

https://quizlet.com/

https://www.cognifit.com/

https://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/970?gclid=CJKV-L6_gM8CFWUo0wodWdsGaA

https://www.lumosity.com/hcp

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s8

https://www.duolingo.com/

Your Amazing Brain!

brainwaves by Cambodia4kids.org Beth Kanter is licensed under Attribution License

Top 5 Brain Training Apps 2016

The human brain is amazing. It can be more powerful and faster than any computer on Earth. When you learn, the structure of your brain changes because messages are passed along the neurons (brain cells) to form new connections, so that the next time you do the same activity, you remember how to do it. Cognitive processes have become a hot topic, leading scientists and gaming developers to work together to produce games that sharpen the mind. Here are five fun apps to boost your brain activity:

1. Peak (Android/iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

Peak is a sophisticated set of mini-games created by scientists from some of the top universities. The specialized games test your memory, mental agility, focus, problem solving skills and more. All your progress is tracked by the digital coach function, so you can easily see what you do well and what areas need improvement. If you are competitive, this app will also show you how you fair against other Peak players.

2. CogniFit (iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

Endorsed by multiple American news agencies, this popular brain workout program thoroughly measures and evaluates cognitive performance. It shows you your best and weakest cognitive skills in the form of a ”battery” chart. Each battery represents a different cognitive skill, giving you all the information you need to enhance your performance. CogniFit measures 23 cognitive skills and it doesn’t just stop there; it gives users the option of purchasing other apps which can diagnose disorders like Parkinson’s, ADHD and dyslexia.

3. Quizlet (Android/iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

This app is likely to become every dedicated student’s next best friend as it allows users to learn relevant chunks of information from digital flash cards. Teachers and learners can share and create educational material for a range of subjects like chemistry, languages, geography and more. Quizlet has six different study modes too, allowing users to learn at their own pace.

4. Lumosity ( Android/iOS) (Free + in-app purchases)

The Lumosity Training Program is the product of extensive cognitive research into the way brain games are played. After subscribing, you will get to play three games to establish a base line in how you perform on memory, attention and flexibility tasks. Although, to get full access to all the games you will be required to pay a monthly subscription fee. The purchase option allows you to customize your training and gives you the opportunity to try out experimental games, tools and more.

5. Duolingo (Android/iOS) Free

Learning a second or third language is good for your brain and job prospects as many employers seek out those who are proficient in more than their mother tongue. And there is no better way to get started than with Duolingo. This app has a selection of European languages to choose from and it has been designed with the novice in mind, so it doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner. Simply select which language you want to learn, then build up your vocabulary by memorizing keywords through the listening, pronunciation and word identification activities. After completing methodical lessons that feel like games, you will learn how to read, write, speak and listen effectively in your chosen language.

Brain training apps have become a popular pastime for people of all ages and abilities. If you are looking to improve your memory and develop better problem solving skills, why not see what these apps can do for you?

Sources:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s3

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s4

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s7

http://www.peak.net/

https://quizlet.com/

https://www.cognifit.com/

https://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/970?gclid=CJKV-L6_gM8CFWUo0wodWdsGaA

https://www.lumosity.com/hcp

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/705-best-brain-training-apps.html#s8

https://www.duolingo.com/

Your Amazing Brain!

brainwaves by Cambodia4kids.org Beth Kanter is licensed under Attribution License

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