When it comes to brain games, it seems like since the beginning of time, mankind has used games to develop useful skills. I’m sure cavemen played “who can throw the spear the farthest” or “who can life the heaviest rock” or “who can slap a T-rex on the tail without getting eaten” (that last one may have been a predecessor to some of the stupid reality shows we have today). While we have progressed quite a way since then (did you watch the Olympic Games in London?), there is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the training or conditioning of our brains through games.
I recently found a site called lumosity.com which has a neat way to “train your brain” that is a little different from my standard methods of mindset training.
The training on lumosity.com uses games based on neurological science (they are more fun than it sounds) and they focus on developing physical capabilities within the brain such as peripheral vision, spatial recognition and similar skills while my “brain training” is geared more toward using your brain to take control of your life.
Obviously I think taking control of your life is a little more important than peripheral vision, but I can’t argue with their theory that conditioning your brain through the use of games is a great way to keep your mental capabilities sharp, especially as you age.
Check out the site at www.lumosity.com and leave me a comment below to let me know if I should include a free trial to lumosity.com as part of my future Train Your Brain or Mindset Advantage Programs.