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Memory. Processing Speed. Problem Solving. Lumosity targets these cognitive skills and more.
Lumosity takes tasks from the lab and turns them into fun games. We interpret your scores to offer actionable feedback and rich insights into your cognition.
Work out with a fresh set of games each day to keep you challenged. Detailed progress tracking helps maintain your brain training habit.
No matter your age or skill level, Lumosity knows that all brains are different, and our program adapts to your unique strengths and weaknesses.
4.7 rating on iOS App Store
"I am surprised and delighted by your games. I appreciate the variety and multiplicity of games and the feeling of personalization. The daily workouts are welcome, more fun than push ups, and they make my day go even better."
Mary, New Jersey
"I really like this app. Lots of great games and it comes with tutorials that help you understand the game. I love the Insights I receive every time I train. It's also nice that I get to choose what to play."
What we did
Lumos Labs conducted a randomized study of Lumosity brain training and published the results in a peer-reviewed research journal.
In it, half of the 4,715 participants who completed the study trained five days per week, for fifteen minutes each day on Lumosity while the other half did online crossword puzzles as an active control.
What we found
After 10 weeks, Lumosity users improved more than the control group on our assessments of working memory, short term memory, processing speed, problem solving, fluid reasoning, and overall cognitive function.
These results are promising, but more research is needed to determine the connection between improved assessment scores and everyday tasks in participants' lives.
Future research should address the risk of inadvertent experimenter bias and the risk of attrition bias in this study, as both the Lumosity and crossword groups had approximately 50% attrition rate. As with all scientific research, there is also a risk of publication bias.