Review from Daniel Jarose
N'Back. Why God! I have only two problems with this app. 1. No new content covering more area's. 2. Why is N'Back like trying to shave, write in calligraphy and explain ethics to a six year old while driving? Is it really the only game for neural elasticity?
A great help Last year I started noticing my mind wasn't remembering like it once did. It was scary. First, I took nutrition which helped within three days. Then I began using this game with others. Immediately, I began to notice a difference. What I noticed is after about 6 months of use is my command of life has improved. On another program that competes world wide, I am 26th of the top 200. My life has greatly improved. For me, this covers a broader spectrum to help my brain than the others. Droid Bionic, and Xyboard
Excellent Very well presented and developed! I had trouble at first, but learned how to do the exercises in no time. Particularly the sequencer, I memorized the shapes and colors as a sequence on the 4 tiles below (sort of like how you'd memorize Simon says). I hope that's how you're supposed to do it and I'm not short changing myself, but it worked well for me. N-back was easy enough; just figuring out how many spaces back to remember.
Love it! Great for memory! Took me a little while to figure out the N-back game though. To those lost: 2-back (the first level) is when the same square is lit after another one. For example, if the middle was lit, then the left, then the middle, you'd press the arrow. Not if it went middle, left, right, middle. That'd be a 3-back. The in-game instructions could be clearer by demonstrating what was NOT a two-back, as it would have saved this blonde some frustrations. Still it's the best brain trainer on the market :)
Great App This is my new favorite app. Works flawlessly and doing the exercises is actually really enjoyable. It gets really challenging with every level jump but you can do individual exercises with a more dialed in difficulty level if you find the next level is too much. Also tracks your progress. An A+ app!
Could be helpful.. I just started this and havent gone a week yet. The only thing I can't get pass through is the freaking n-back. I understand the information alright, but there is no information on what you will do on the GUI once you started. Please fix it. Thanks!
N-back (particularly going up to 3 back) is preposterously difficult for me to do.. I can feel mental exertion after trying to do it. It's a good trainer! Would be nice if there were more settings for controlling the speed and options.
N-back is a continuous performance task that has been proven in several studies to increase your fluid intelligence. Mentioned in the Wired article "Forget Brain Age: Researchers Develop Software That Makes You Smarter"