I never told you about Lumosity before, but I will today. I try to use Lumosity daily but sometimes I just skip it because of life. I should do it all the time, and more often.
What is Lumosity? You’re wondering. Lumosity is a website that helps you train your brain. They present you with cognitive exercises and puzzles to literally exercise your brain.
Lumosity works on things like memory recall, speed, flexibility and problem solving areas of our brain. The whole thing falls in the area of neuroscience. Specifically, the ability of your brain to adapt to new environments, and learn, and change as needed is called neuroplasticity.
But that’s all boring stuff, I mean it’s boring if I tell you. But if you’re interested go read their website. But better yet, just try it out.
Lumosity is just a bunch of games you play in the morning, like your morning workout but for your brain. It really will get you more alert and after a few days you will notice a few things do get better and sharper. Memory, or you’ll notice your peripheral vision seems more active, and you’ll notice things stand out a little more.
It’s hard to explain, and my experience could all be anecdotal, some type of placebo effect, but I don’t think so.
Today was fun for me. There are two games I don’t like so far, but I won’t tell you for now so that I don’t put out any bias. But I thought this was cool, after my session this morning Lumosity showed me something kind of new.
You can see your strenghts and compare them to people who work in a specific type of work. For example, from what Lumosity knows about my abilities this is what it came up with.
If I clicked on the arrows I can see who I am only similar, and then least similar. Ya know, this could have been very useful back in high school. In fact as a high school counselor or teacher I imagine this could yield a gold mine of information about a student. Hint, hint, parents…
And this is the least similar. This one is interesting to me personally.
So anyway, that’s pretty new in Lumosity. I found this to be very useful so maybe you want to check them out.