Lumosity Review | Lumosity Alternative

Lumosity Review

A careful Lumosity review reveals that Lumosity brain games provide diversion and a quick mental workout. Lumosity from Lumos Labs incorporates brain training exercises targeting a wide range of brain functions including short term memory and processing speed. Lumosity recommends approximately fifteen minutes of brain training per day. Independent research shows that Lumosity's diffuse approach to brain training might improve performance on the task being trained, but will not translate into general cognitive improvement. The training time is too short and dilutes the trainees effort across too many brain regions.

Supporting this conclusion, industry analyst SharpBrains in the Lumosity review published in its Brain Fitness Market Report found that only 51% of Lumosity customers achieved the results they were looking for.

The most popular Lumosity alternative -- MindSparke Brain Fitness Pro -- focuses on brain training exercises that have been proven by independent research to increase intelligence and general cognitive ability. MindSparke has taken the only brain exercise scientifically proven to produce general cognitive improvement, the dual n back brain training exercise, and developed Brain Fitness Pro. While Lumosity reviews show that it delivers task-specific improvement, MindSparke guarantees dramatic overall cognitive gains with its brain training innovations such as the incorporation of meditation into the brain training process. The chart below compares Lumosity with Brain Fitness Pro.

MindSparke trainees report improvements in day-to-day mental abilities, not just in academics and test-taking. In particular, trainees enjoy improved focus and productivity. The training helps people stay on task and complete complex tasks more quickly and effectively.

Comparison Chart

Feature MindSparke Lumosity
Reg. Version Special Edition Impulse Control
Personality-Based Brain Training lumosity review check lumosity review check1 lumosity reviews check2 lumosity review cross2
Exercises Targeting Fluid IQ lumosity review check
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Personal brain training coaching lumosity review check3b lumosity review check4 lumosity reviews check4b lumosity review cross
Uses meditation to multiply gains lumosity reviews cross lumosity review check5 lumosity review check5b lumosity review cross2
Includes brain entrainment lumosity reviews cross lumosity review check10 lumosity review check10b lumosity review cross2
Brain training online AND brain training on PC lumosity reviews cross2 lumosity review check6 lumosity review check6b lumosity review cross3
Proven by independent scientific research lumosity reviews check6 lumosity review check7 lumosity review check7b lumosity review check8

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Lumosity Reviews

"I signed up for impulse control and have been enjoying it tremendously. It's MUCH, MUCH better than lumosity."
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Lumosity Review | Brain Training Report – Ben – Stage 4, Session 4

Stage: 4 Session number: 4 Average n-back: 3-4 So i was training with lumosity for 75 sessions ++ was looking for something new challenging , same with their working memory games , didn’t do as much of a progress as in the start anymore . Anyways then i found this site, and stage 4 is [...]

Lumosity Review | Brain Training Report – Micha – Session 2

Before MindSparke’s n-back training I twice reached level 12 (6900points) on Lumosity’s Memory Matrix (playing 10 days ); After two sessions with MindSparke’s n-back (level 3 with 65% of accuracy) I reached level 14 (14000 points) — impossible for me before n-back training.

So, this simple test shows that even 2 days with n-back training can give you great results.

Lumosity Review | Working-Memory Training Report – Mattias – Session 19

Session number: 1:19 Average n-back: 4.55 Duration (min.): 60 CONCLUSION Ended my first experience with this excellent program today. My score was a little down 4.55. My best n under this almost 4 weeks was 5.45. I saw n 7 one time and the best result on a block was 1 miss /visual/ at n [...]

Lumosity Review | Working-Memory Training Report – Mattias – Session 7

Have just started my Brain Fitness Pro experiment. You have to excuse my spelling and grammar, English is not my first language. Earlier brain training was Lumosity, Mind Medley and Brain Builder.

Lumosity Review | Sharp Brains Brain Fitness Market Report – 2009

These are the stats for the question, “I got real value for money” – 65% Agree; Puzzle Books – 60% Agree; Posit Science – 52% Agree; Nintendo – 51% Agree

And for “I have seen the results I wanted”
Posit Science – 53% Agree; – 51% Agree; Puzzle Books – 39% Agree; Nintendo – 38% Agree