Like physical fitness, mental fitness is a long-term — even life-long — endeavor. And just like running or lifting weights, it’s important to track your progress over time to ensure you’re continuously improving and benefiting from your training. Your Brain Profile page enables you to do just that by giving you access to all of your BPI information in one place. View your Brain Profile by clicking the tab in the upper-right portion of the Lumosity home screen.
Brain Performance Index (BPI) scores allows you to track your progress in Lumosity Training over time. After training with Lumosity exercises, you’ll receive BPIs for individual games, BPIs for larger brain areas like Memory or Attention, and an Overall BPI that gives you a high-level view of your cognitive performance.
How are these BPIs calculated? Every time you play a Lumosity game, the BPI you receive for that game contributes to your BPI for the cognitive area exercised by that game. For example, playing Memory Matrix contributes to your Memory BPI. After you’ve received a BPI for each of your brain areas, you’ll then be able to view your Overall BPI. You can view Overall BPI from the home screen, brain area BPIs from your Brain Profile, and game BPIs from the History section within the Brain Profile.
Additionally, since BPI represents a standardized scale, you can compare BPIs in different brain areas in order to identify those in need of further training. If your Memory BPI is lower than your other cognitive areas, for example, you may want to train with Memory games to improve your overall BPI. More importantly, by focusing your training, you can improve these areas and feel more confident at work and school.
Return to your Brain Profile page frequently while training to see your latest Brain Area and overall BPIs. You’ll be amazed by your progress!
In addition to the historical record of your progress, your Brain Profile page can also give you insights into how you’re doing compared to other brain trainers. Indeed, the bar graph and associated percentage associated with each Brain Area and overall BPI shows you how you compare to other Lumosity users in your age range. Don’t be discouraged, though, if the percentile isn’t as high as you might like: it will improve as your BPI increases. Also keep in mind that you’re not being compared to the general population, but rather other Lumosity users dedicated to improving their brains.
You can view your Brain Area and overall BPI as a free member, but only subscribers get full access to comparison information. Why not visit your Brain Profile now?