There are lots of different reasons why our people play brain training games. The most common reason for our users is to stay or become mentally fit but we also have users who use BrainGymmer simply because the games are fun and challenging, whilst improving their brain.
By training with BrainGymmer, you will train your main cognitive functions like your memory, concentration, speed, perception, and logic. We have designed our games in collaboration with scientists to ensure that they are as effective as possible, but besides that, we also focus on keeping our games fun so you will stay motivated to keep training.
Research has shown that a person’s cognitive functions start to decline after the age of 30 and up until 10 years ago, it was believed that this process was irreversible. But scientists have found that our brain is able to change in physical, functional and chemical ways throughout a lifetime. This process is called neuroplasticity ( sometimes referred to as remapping of the cortex). Neuroplasticity is the basis of our brain training products because it dictates that the brain changes both when skills are learned and when they are lost.
Essentially, playing brain training games, you are 'rewiring' your brain and optimizing the connections between neurons so they work quicker and more efficient in a given area. Read more about your memory and how to train your brain here.
Research about the full effect of brain training games is still ongoing and every year more promising effects of brain games are scientifically proven. A few leading examples are the research by Dr Joe Verghese of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his colleagues, in which was noted that performing mentally stimulating activities four times a week increases your chances of retaining your cognitive sharpness as you age by as much as 75%. Furthermore, a large study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society revealed that cognitive training can improve reasoning and information processing speed. Most importantly, these effects can last up to 10 years.
We stimulate research into the effects of brain training games by working with respected universities in this field. More about the projects that we are currently involved in can be found here.