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We’ve all heard it said before: using our phones too much can numb our brains and dull the senses. Our phones can sometimes seem more like a distraction than a tool to help productivity, but it can actually be the opposite. You just have to be using the right apps.
There were 1.3 million apps on Google Play, and 1.2 million apps on the iTunes App Store in July of 2014, and this number continues to increase significantly. App developers are continually pushing to make more innovative games, tying together different elements of gameplay to create new experiences for users. When Gaming Realms launched Spin Genie last year, they turned the slot machine experience into a whole new formula by adding adventure-RPG elements into the game. Similarly, many app developers have now turned their games into brain trainers, and instead of casually matching symbols in a triples game, you can now sharpen your mind with some of these apps:
Perhaps the most popular brain training game, Lumosity
has already built quite a reputation with its web-based brain training services. They've also launched a mobile app full of their signature brain trainers, which were all designed by neuroscientists and optimised to train memory, attention, and more.
Lumosity’s biggest rival, Elevate
is an app that expands on the brain training genre to include exercises that help improve speaking skills, math skills, and more. Training programs are personalised and customisable to fit what you think you need to improve on, and the app tracks your performance and progress for you, so you know just how far you've come!
3. Personal Zen
If you’re feeling a little stressed out, Personal Zen
can help you relax. This mobile game is clinically proven to help relieve stress and anxiety. It’s a simple game that involves clearing away some grass, but you’d be surprised how helpful it can be when trying to de-stress after a long day of work!
What apps do you use to train your brain?