Playing brain games on Lumosity wasn’t for me

On December 31st, 2013, I signed up on Lumosity. I had done few tests before but decided to pay $195 for the lifetime membership in order to have access to all the tests they offer.

Lumosity

Lumosity provides access to brain games that help memory, retention, concentration etc. I signed up because I can use some help, especially with information retention.

I took tests everyday. Just games, tricky games, math games. I felt couple times that I scored better because I knew the sequence. As if practice was making me better at something. Incidentally, through Business Insider, I came across an article that proved that I might actually be right about practice improving my score. The article quotes couple of fairly reliable studies and concludes that playing games overtime will improve performance within the scope of the game but with no real world application outside the controlled gaming environment.

I don’t know. I took advantage of the 30-day money back guarantee. Lumosity wasn’t for me.