Friday, October 04, 2013
Lumosity brain games are supposed to improve about 5 kinds of brain function.
I have been playing these for months now. My speed has not improved much.
The other functions measured and practiced are flexibility, memory, problem solving, attention, and maybe one more.
After an initial improvement in most of these, I have lately been on a plateau. If I am tired or distracted my scores go done quickly.
For my age, I measure all above the 90th percentile
except for speed.
I was not surprised. In my daily life I tend to think slowly. I always hated that. That started at 70 and increased very slowly to around 80. Today for the first time it hit 90!
One of their tips is that dark chocolate
helps brain functioning. I have been having this kind of cocoa most days for about 3 weeks now but showed not much change in brain skills.
I had just had the cocoa in my yogurt. I played the Lumosity games right after that. The speed increased noticeably! We'll see if that happens again. I sure hope so!