Monday, February 17, 2014

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"The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around."   Thomas A. Edison  

  Problems with storing your memory? Here is a list of on-line sources and games that improve concentration, memory, and mental focus.
   Lumosity.com Provides a one to two month free trial before you pay for a subscription. It contains over forty games that exercise speed, attention, problem solving, and memory. In addition, it includes a built-in widget, called “Brain Performance Index,” that provides instant scoring.
   Raven’s Progressive Matrices: A bench mark program originated by John Raven for IQ testing in 1972. It is now revised. Downside: you have to pay a fee (Pounds Sterling) to the British distributor to get your test results. Upside: This program is one of the fore-runners that launched on-line brain training.
   SharperBrains.com: An expansive blog site that covers brain health, wellness, and specific articles for improving brain function.  
   BrainHQ: An excellent program that bolsters short term memory and concentration. It is easy to navigate, provides numerical scores after each session, and provides aggregate scores.  Attractive graphics. Current cost is $10 per month.
   Creativity Brain Training Games: http://creativitygames.net/ Fun and simple to use. Apparently free. Appealing graphics.
   BrainMetrix.com: More challenging than the web sites listed above. It is free. It has been set up as an IQ testing program.
   IXL.COM: An expansive website that provides training in math and language skills. It’s recommended for math teachers and students K-12th grades. The fee is $9.95 monthly and $79.00 annually.
 Smithsonian.com: Superb web site that challenges the mind.  It includes puzzles, mathematics, and American history.


Questions or comments?  Send me an email if you find other on-line brain training programs that boost  memory and concentration.  Contact me at clement.hanson@blogspot.com.