We know that like everything else, we can train our brain as well. There have been times when the people have showed the brain how to work rather than the other way around. Now, we know that no one likes to know it but you must check how dumb your brain is. There are brain training applications out there on the world wide web which can help you do this. With these applications, you can not only know the dumbness of your brain but also improve it.
First of all, you must not fear these applications at all. Because they are just made to improve your brain and not to de-motivate you. Moving forward, you should not think that this is an absolute parameter for your brain as there are various factors involved here.
These applications will help you in knowing the areas on which you need to work. There are exercises given with the application so that you can improve your brain and train it. One of these app shows you how you can easily manipulate your brain to make bad decisions. Therefore, let’s get started with the brain training apps as listed below:
1. Cambridge Brain Sciences
The first brain training app on our list is the Cambridge Brain Sciences. This application is from a company based in Canada. This is one of those applications which helps you know the health of your brain. Many researchers, as well as academics, use it for cognitive function tests which are basic in nature.
Luckily, you can use this app by just signing up for the free services. You can use these tests which are divided into reasoning, memory and verbal which means everything about the brain is tested. Now, the tests are done very smoothly too as they are just games. The interesting part about these games is that it gets more and more difficult for each successful answer. The game ends when you give three wrong answers. Obviously, the higher the score you get indicates the health of your brain.
Finally, CBS calculates an overall brain health score and it also compares your scores with others who have already checked their brain health. Now, these scores should be taken as a relative score and not a measure of superiority or inferiority. As the scores are divided into reasoning, memory and verbal, you will know exactly where you need to train your brain more.
NeuroNation is also very similar to CBS that we saw earlier. You also have exercises to take on NeuroNation so that you can profile your brain and calculate its health. However, NeuroNation goes one step further than CBS. It also offers you brain training courses for free.
In total, you get six courses that are free and divided into categories such as brain training: memory, concentration, intelligence, equilibrium, Primus, and memo work. Primus is a course which helps you to learn faster and memo work involves memory, reasoning, and learning. Each one of these courses will take a couple of weeks to be completed. But it is highly recommended that you take these courses.
Now, NeuroNation also offers some games and courses where you can start for free but need to pay later on. These payments can go all the way up to $60 but you can avoid them as well. Moreover, NeuroNation is primarily a German application so if you know German, it is definitely a bonus. If you want to use NeuroNation in English, you will have to enter /en at the end of the url which means you need to visit NeuroNation.com/en.
Elevate is another brain training application in the form of a game. Now, this game is available on both Android and iOS. It has some interesting mini-games to test your brain in a clear visually simple way. Inside Elevate, you have more than 30 mini-games testing memory, focus, maths, comprehension, and other mental skills.
Now, one interesting feature of Elevate is “streaks” same as Snapchat. This forces a user(in a healthy way) to log into the app daily in order to maintain their streak. There is also a Pro version of the app which is available for an in-app purchase of $5.99. The Pro version lets you play even more games and as many times as you want.
4. Brain Workshop
Brain Workshop is another brilliant application where you can test and train your brain. Now, this application is available on Windows, macOS as well as Linux. It is basically a Dual N-Back game which is useful in boosting short-term memory and intelligence fluidity or smartness.
Now you would question what Dual N-Back means. Well, you need to assume that ‘N’ is two. You will be shown a pattern and letter of an alphabet will be said out loud. Now, if in the next turn, the number gets repeated then you need to click on the number button. If the letter is repeated, you need to click on the letter button. However, this is a single N-back game. Dual N-Back game is when you need to remember the letters and numbers from two turns ago and select numbers or letters.
With this game, your brain constantly has to remember something new and discard the old one. However, you also need to memorize what you saw or heard in the previous turn. This is what makes the Dual N-Back game tricky as well as makes your brain smarter.
Last but not least, we have an application called Brainturk. This is another brain-training app/game. However, we know that there are various games out there for brain training and the most popular ones are Lumosity and Peak. But the reason why Brainturk is on this list is because of its price.
Brainturk offers you more than 40 games which you can play endless times for a one-time purchase of $3. Now, you can try each and every one of the categories available inside the game and know where you need to work upon. Also, you get a Lite version of Brainturk as well which is available on iOS and Android for free.
With the list of above applications for brain training and analyzation, you will be able to know about your brain better. Also, you will get better at these games with repeated usage.