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Diet and brain performance

Confronting their mental limitations is something not many are ready to face. The sooner one becomes acquainted with their standing challenges, the sooner they can decide to do something about it. It is known that IQ can decrease with the help of substance abuse and degenerate forms of entertainment. But IQ can also improve when the right mental stimulation is applied.


However, Lumosity does not only deal with pattern recognition, which is the basis of IQ measurement but takes the brain through a plethora of mental exercises which aim to improve a vast array of mental skills that you might not have even thought you had.

Lumosity provides you with an ever growing number of simple but demanding challenges. These are all designed to train a specific cognitive skill, and scale to be a constant challenge. For example, in a game of memory, instances will display patterns that become more complex with each iteration. If you begin to fail, however, the pattern intricacy scales back until your accuracy improves again.

The games' subject and scope vary a lot. Some have you direct trains while others deal with solving arithmetics calculations on falling raindrops or analyzing a string of colored symbols. They're all very well drawn and animated, and you'll often forget that you're doing serious work in the process of playing.


Using Lumosity as a paid subscription is the most effective way of getting something out of it. The app's main features include access to the entire collection of games, the benefit of getting personalized challenges, and the possibility of comparing your achievements with the user base. The last one is great for gauging where you stand on the Lumosity bell curve.


  • Adaptable mental challenge games
  • Personalized challenges
  • Stats
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • An ever-expanding collection of games

Final Thoughts

The free version of Lumosity only grants you access to a fraction of the games on a rotation basis. You can have fun with them, but the real power comes with the subscription, and I think that's the only way you can benefit from using the app and website. To address why I mentioned diet. Lumosity is perfect for gauging your mental performance on different fuel sources. Try it out as a Vegan, SAD eater, Keto dieter, and Carnivore in succession.

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Release Date: 2018-02-22
Publisher: Lumos Labs, Inc.
Operating System: android
Type: Free