We’ve reached the close of the first month of 2017 – a month that’s shown more promise and potential for controversy and exciting stories than the whole of 2016. However, it has also been one happening month in terms of tech. With Jio’s unbelievable plans, CES 2017 and the latest talk of a Vodafone-Idea merger, tech in India and around the world has been abuzz this whole 31 days. But, it is also a month dedicated to everything that teases your grey cells. Yes. January 2017 is also International Brainteaser Month. So, in celebration of this, today, we look at 5 clever apps that will tease and train your beautiful brain. As Jan closes, we open up the world of brainteasing apps – the exciting little challenges that are also useful soldiers against conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Fit Brains Trainer
Brainteasers are especially fun when they come in the form of games. So, what if you had over 60 addictive little games and puzzles dedicated to training your brain? This is exactly what ‘Fit Brains Trainer’ offers. The award-winning app also packs more than 500 workout sessions and in-depth performance reports. What’s even more interesting about this Android and iOS app is that it even has games that target your emotional quotient! Fit Brains Trainer also keeps getting harder as you progress. So, your brain is always challenged!
Whether it is a quest game or a puzzle, things get more exciting when there’s a captivating story added to the mix. Our next brainteasing expert, ‘Cognito’ wraps engrossing tales around its mind-bending puzzles. Bringing spies and secret agents into the picture, the iOS app covers memory, logic and word mini-games. That’s not all. Cognito also promises to pull in data like steps and sleep from Apple’s Health app. By doing this, the clever platform shows you how exercise and those hours of sleep affect your mental agility.
Who doesn’t like a game that alters itself to suit their liking? Meet ‘Peak’ – the app that doesn’t just want to work out that brain of yours, but actually tailors its workouts to meet your brainy needs. The platform targets memory, language, mental agility and attention, making sure your happy head is as worked out as needed. Further, the app’s 30 plus mini-games are also various, so you never get bored trying to train your mind. Peak will even give you stats so you know how well you’ve performed.
CogniFit Brain Fitness
Your brain’s fitness is paramount. Hence, you need an expert to look after its fitness. Who better than a bunch of neuroscientists? Welcome to ‘CogniFit Brain Fitness’ – an app “designed by neuroscientists,” that is equipped with brain-training games that are focused on your memory and concentration. CogniFit has everything you need in a brainteasing app. It tracks your progress and gives you amazing insights into all aspects of your mental health. You can even compete with friends and family as you take on the challenges that CogniFit offers.
If you want your brain challenged by a boss platform, look no further than ‘Lumosity.’ Used by more than 85 million people globally, the app provides daily workouts for your grey matter. Again, an app built by a team of scientists, Lumosity comes packed with more than 25 little games. The app aims to challenge five core cognitive abilities, while letting you have a little fun as well. It will also show you your stats and let you in on exactly what your strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns are.
There they are – 5 apps to help improve that memory, expand your attention span and get you to work on your concentration. They are also an effective and fun way to make sure your fragile brain never falls victim to Alzheimer’s or dementia. Who knew a gaming app could help fight mental illness and degeneration?!