10 Best Brain Training Apps to Sharpen Your Brain

No matter you are an adorable office worker or a smart student, if you stop learning, chance that your brain will get blunt. Stop learning is a worst mistake.

Having your brain blunt is just an example of brain problems. Since brain controls nearly everything, including emotions, you need some train to keep it sharp and controllable. A well-trained brain can reduce the risk of brain problems such as anxiety or something similar. Most importantly, it can help you boost productivity.

You don’t need to go to a therapist or something like that. There are some mobile apps that you can use to train your brain periodically. Most brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions.

Here are the list of existing brain training apps that you can consider.

1. Lumosity

In the first list we have Lumosity, a famous name in the brain training market. If your main purpose in training your brain is to improve your memory, this is a great app. Luminosity also helps you improving your problem-solving skill, attention span, and thinking. This app contains some games that will challenge your brain by changing every time. You need to complete the games while playing against a clock.

This app is available for Android and iOS. Free version is available but with limited features.

2. CogniFit Brain Fitness

The focus of CogniFit Brain Fitness app is help you improving your cognitive ability such as memory and concentration. This app also comes with a bundle of games as a fun media to train your brain. All games are designed by neuroscientists. You can also track your progress and access insights about overall brain health. Its developers suggest you to use this app at least 20 minutes, two to three times a week. This is a paid app but free version is also available with limited features. CogniFit Brain Fitness is also available for Android and iOS.

3. Personal Zen

Personal Zen is a free app but limited to Apple’s products. The major purpose of this app is to reduce your anxiety by training your brain to focus more on the positive and less on the negative. The game on this app is developed by Dr. Dennis and researchers from Hunter College and the City University of New York. Consistently using this app 10 minutes a day help building more enduring positive effects.

4. Happify

Happify is free app that is available for both Anroid and iOS. The goal of this app is to help you keep in a good mood and show your sweetest smile. This app helps you to keep happy by providing some quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology.

5. Fit Brains Trainer

There are some sets of games offered by Fit Brains Trainer. All are aimed to stretch and improve your mental agility. Each game work on different areas of your brain. You need to finish a specific task on each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph. This app is available on Android and iOS. Free version is available but if you want to get the more out of this app you can also register the paid plan.

6. Eidetic

Same as Personal Zen, Eidetic is also a free app that available only for iOS users. According to its official site, this app uses a specific technique called spaced repetition. The technique helps you memorize anything from phone numbers to interesting words or facts. Therefore, this app is suitable one if you want to improve your memory.

7. ReliefLink

Again. This app is designed specifically for iOS devices. And available for free. Developed by Dr. Kaslow, ReliefLink is aimed specifically for preventing suicide. However, you can also use this app to track your mood. The app includes unique coping methods, such as voice-recorded mindfulness and relaxation exercises, or relaxing music.

8. Clockwork Brain

There is cute gold robot that will tell you how to play the games in this app. Each game is designed for a specific purpose in training your brain such as improving memory and increasing attention. They are not much difficult to play and fun enough. Clockwork Brain is available for free for Android and iOS devices. If you need more features, this app also offers a paid version.

9. Braingle

Another iOS-only free app, Braingle uses a different approach in helping you train your brain. This app adapts riddles and optical illusions to help you maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability. This app also enable to compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

10. Not The Hole Story

If you love playing a riddle to train your brain, Not The Hole Story is another helpful app that you can try. This app is similar to Braingle in some aspects. The app also use a riddle approach. It’s also available exclusively for iOS devices, no Android. While struggling to fix the riddles, you will get some hints along the way. When you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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Written by Aliko Sunawang

A blogger who also interested in photography. A huge fan of Marvel's movies



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