Every now and then comes a web app that turns your life upside down and don’t really know how that happened. If there’s art, beauty and value in doodling so is when you click randomly on the internet. I ended up one day on this website called lumosity. The banner looked something like this:
I registered with my facebook profile and within 30 seconds I was up an running. I like playing games, especially if you tell me they improve my brain. I buy into that sort of stuff. So I started playing for almost two months now and I can’t express how much that has helped me. For starters, when I opened the free account I was allowed to play 3 different games per day in order to improve and raise my BPI (Brain Performance Index). I liked the idea of constantly challenging myself with each day. I mean, I was waiting to wake up so I could play my three games. After two months of free access I decided to use my scholarship money on an yearly subscription to Lumosity and I can truly say: ‘money well spent” and “worth every dime”. The paid account opened the world to 40+ games each tailored for one of the specific areas the games focus on. I enjoyed playing so much I got to the point where I was becoming addicted but in a good and healthy way. I started remembering things I usually forget, like years, faces, names and locations. Another change that I observed while playing regularly was that I could sleep much better. I can now focus on more things than one better and for longer periods of time. My reaction time is much faster than it used to be. I feel different.
I noticed that if I workout before playing lumosity, my performance increases considerably. So I would advise anyone that uses lumosity to go for a swim/jog or workout before exercising your brain.
I’ve read some reviews stating the contrary to the claims that you get smarter/intelligent. I don’t care much about that. I don’t know if it’s Placebo or the real thing, I like lumosity a lot and I will most definitely remain a subscriber for as long as the company keeps going and I do hope they go on forever because I feel that this is the next step in human evolution, developing our brains beyond boundaries and limitations. It’s still early to say with absolute certainty what this will mean for future generations but I’m confident that it will have a positive and significant impact on those that choose this path.
I’ve never been a good writer so please forgive me if this amateur review or feedback is not to your liking, it’s the best I could do for now.