The benefits of cognitive training with Lumosity are considerable. Training with Lumosity for just 10 total hours can enhance working memory, attention, and speed of processing. Research out of Stanford University demonstrates that Lumosity training can even enhance the way the brain’s frontal lobes dynamically process information. These brain changes can have big impacts on everyday life, and our users report improvements in everything from enhanced academic performance to remembering names more effectively.
But in order to get optimal results from Lumosity training, we’re often faced with this question: what’s the best way to train in order to get the most out your time with Lumosity? The research and development team here at Lumos Labs has always focused intently on this question. As our research resources have become ever more sophisticated—we draw data from university-based cognitive training studies as well as our own database of over 15 million members—we’ve been able to discern a distinct pattern.
It’s clear that training on a regular basis yields maximum benefits. Our data shows that 97% of users who train for at least 10 hours improve their Brain Performance Index (BPI), but of these users, those who train for one 15-20 minute session every 1-2 days experience the largest gains for the same total training time. In other words, people who do a bunch of training all at once or who train sporadically derive fewer benefits for the same amount of time and energy invested.
In addition to being maximally efficient, training on a regular schedule is the best way to establish a routine. It’s easier to remember to do something when you do it every day rather than only once in a while. Personally, I like to train 5 days a week and take the weekends off. I find this pattern is easy to remember and stick to, and I feel I can continue to improve over time when training at this intensity. The key is to choose a schedule that is right for you: one that provides regular training for maximum benefits and that you will be able to stick to over the long haul.
Why not start on the path towards better brain health with a few games right now? Don’t forget that Lumosity also offers daily training reminders to help keep our users on track. Good luck, and happy training!
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