I've been doing the daily training on Lumosity, the cognitive training website that I told you about a few weeks ago. I've seen my scores go from mediocre to not so mediocre. I started with an overall score of 417 and now it's 725. I thought that was pretty good until I talked to a friend of mine who signed up about the same time and his overall score is over 1100. I guess we can't all be Rain Man.
They keep measures of your BPI or Brain Profile Index. This number is based on the combined results of your games in each brain area - memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem solving.
The results have been interesting. Let's just say, I can't problem solve my way out of a box but oddly enough, my highest scores are in speed, attention and memory. Ha! Memory. Obviously that doesn't apply to leaving my keys in the front door overnight. Maybe that does fall into the problem solving category because it sure will be a problem when someone walks in and kills me.
I keep doing extra problem solving games to hone my skills but I'm too stupid to understand how some of the games are even played.
It's fun to see how you compare with others in your age group. I'm in the 79th percentile for attention so if you think you're going to get away with wearing two different socks to work, I will catch you. On the flip side, I'm in the 30th percentile for problem solving. I had no idea I was so illogical.
Like I said before, do I think these games will really make me smarter and carry over into my everyday life? I don't know for certain. But I do know that the competitor in me wants to beat Rain Man.
I do....I do.....definitely....definitely....I definitely want to win.