Brain training is a hotly debated topic. Scholars and psychologists are torn when it comes to brain training: does it really work, and can it improve everyday life?
The old motto “practice makes perfect” has been applied to many kinds of learning, from high school physics and music to sports and public speaking. While scientists debate how many hours of practice really do make you perfect, one thing is clear: practice does contribute to success by improving your performance. But as Vince Lombardi, the famous American football coach once said, “practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” In other words – only the correct way of practicing will really make a difference.
The most important factors in brain training
We at NeuroNation believe that there are four factors that make brain training rewardable. Your training needs to be: motivating, tailored to suit your goals, regularly practiced and personalized to your individual performance
The spotlight is on working memory
Brain training focuses particularly on working memory as it is so important for our daily functioning. Scientists regard working memory as the source of fluid intelligence: the basis of all our thinking, learning and problem solving. The lastest findings in neuroscience indicate that a person’s working memory can predict academic success better than an IQ score.
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Do you want to know more about the benefits of brain training? You can click on the following topics to find out more.
Studies on intelligence
Here you will find a number of studies on how brain training can improve your IQ score and other cognitive functions. Keep reading…
Studies on concentration and attention
Brain training has a positive effect on concentration and attention. Children and adults can improve their focus with personalized training. Keep reading…
Studies on mathematical performance
A personalized training of working memory can improve the mathematical abilities of children at school. When the training is personalized and adapted to each level of performance, the scale of improvement is more substantial. Keep reading…
Studies on reading skills and performance
Studies show cognitive training improves reading and language skills, because working memory is responsible for the acquisition of vocabulary. Keep reading…
Studies on ADHD
It has been shown, that training working memory leads to improvements of ADHD symptoms. Furthermore, cognitive skills such as logical thinking can be sustainably strengthened. Keep reading…
Studies on dementia
Mental activity reduces the risk of developing dementia. Lasting effects can even be observed years after the training has been completed. Keep reading…
The most importance components of successful brain training
Exercises need to be tailored to your level. They should not be too easy (boring) or too difficult (overwhelming) for your brain. We want to keep you training to see the optimal results. NeuroNation adapts the training to your personal performance, pushing your brain to the limit, so you stay interested and achieve your best.
2. Goal Orientated
An exercise must target the specific brain functions you wish to improve, so you can see the benefits where you need them the most. You can choose from memory, focus or intelligence. Courses that follow a fixed schedule are especially effective in generating a successful training. You might want to remember facts easier, concentrate better at work, or solve problems in a more timely fashion. Whatever it may be – it is important that you tell us your goals so we can help you achieve them!
3. Motivating so you practice regularly
As with anything in life, consistency and continuity are the key to success. “You snooze, you lose” is the motto here. Brain training can only be successful if it is practiced on a regular basis. We all know how difficult it is to choose what is healthy for us, when so much else is going on in our lives. NeuroNation’s developers have made our brain exercises as fun as possible, to keep you motivated and training hard.
4. Varying your training
Practice is important, but each time you train, the task should become more difficult. If you carry out the same task over and over again (ie. Sudoku), your brain will not be challenged anymore. This is because the brain is a master at adapting, so it uses less energy next time you perform the very same task. We experience this effect when driving a car or riding a bicycle – an activity that initially requires our full attention but which becomes an automatized routine to us after some time of practicing it. This is why NeuroNation courses offer you different exercises and brain games each time you train, so your brain is constantly challenged by needing to learn new tasks and staying active that way. We give you a range of exercises that aim to improve your different cognitive functions, keeping you challenged and engaged.