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Monday, December 2, 2013

I highly recommend Lumosity. It works just like an exercise program for your body, Lumosity exercises your brain with seemingly simple and fun games.

You have the power to improve your brain

Scientists once believed that mental ability was fixed after childhood. But over the last few decades, neuroscientists have discovered that adults’ brains are constantly changing – growing new neurons and connections – in a process known as neuroplasticity. Lumosity takes advantage of the brain’s innate neuroplasticity to help shape it into a more effective, powerful organ.

Instead of teaching specific skills that may only be useful in specific areas, Lumosity targets core cognitive processes that underlie performance in many different areas. These processes include memory, attention and other abilities that are critical in the real world.

Hardy, J. & Scanlon, M., The Science Behind Lumosity. November, 2009.