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Free Brain Games

Friday, July 29th, 2011 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

How old is your brain? My brain is 32 years old according to this free and easy brain game! I played through the whole game once comprehensively to get this score, but I tested each section multiple times as I was writing them up.

Memory – The game for this section is Recall. It reminds me of playing the handheld game Simon. You have to remember the order in which the spheres light up and then click them in that order. Each round gets progressively harder as they add more spheres into the mix. A score of six is good in this game, and honestly anything over 7 is impressive. I remember learning in psychology that the human brain remembers most things in segments of up to seven. For example, you could be listening to a professor lecture and take notes, and you could accurately remember five to seven of the words from the lecture verbatim. After taking the test┬ámultiple┬átimes, I found that I scored in the range between five-six-seven for this section. Underneath the game, you’ll find loads of information about memory, how it functions, and what you can do to improve yours.

Attention – The game for this section is called Recognition. They show you an image (both concrete and abstract) and you click the number you think they are showing you before the timer goes out. This is the section I did the best on. Beneath the game you’ll find information on how attention works, and what you can do to improve your attention span.

Language – The game for this section is called Anagrams. I found this game frustrating. My mind could form the correct anagram, but I found the dragging and dropping the letter was clunky and didn’t always work out as intended. It’s doable, don’t get me wrong – I just don’t like the way it was setup. I think it would be more realistic to type in the anagram. Beneath the game you’ll find out about language, and what you can do to improve your language skills.

Reactions – The game for this section is called Pounce. Let me tell you, I am terrible at this section. Sometimes I’d be able to click fourteen stars, and other times I’d be lucky to get two or three. Beneath the game you’ll find information about reaction speed and how to improve your reaction time.

Visual – The game for this section is called Blink. Can you spot the difference between the images as they blink before your eyes? Just click the spot where the change is taking place, and be careful not to just click around because wrong clicks count against your score.I found the images of cities to be the hardest in this section. I love this sort of task though. I play all sorts of hidden image games and they often have sections like this where you have to spot the differences between two images. Beneath game you’ll learn all about how visual cognition works, and what you can do to improve yours.

After you’ve completed all the games you’ll know what you brain age score is, and can challenge friends to find their own brain age score.



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