There are several different types of memory: "Working memory" processes information over a span of about 15 seconds, "short-term memory" retains information for up to about 60 seconds and "long-term memory" stores information indefinitely. Sustained practice with memory games helps to strengthen your memory functions.
|A guided tour of famous monuments in great cities across the world. |
|Around the World in 80 Trips|
|Memorize itineraries through the most beautiful regions on earth.|
|Associate the images of various species of birds and their particular song.|
|Memorize and recall some delicious cocktail recipes|
|Several characters have been substituted and you have to find out which ones.|
|You have 60 seconds to memorize a long list of words. Ready?|
|Hark back to centuries past and memorize coats of arms and all their complexities.|
|Misplaced your keys again? Try our new version of an old classic and sharpen your memory.|
|Is your memory as good as a waiter's?|
|Are you sure you know all your shapes and colors? Find out with this game. |
|What does a lynx, a marmot or a reindeer sound like? Could you recognize their call?|
|Recognize words in different foreign languages|
|A perfect workout for your left and right brain.|
Attention and focus are critical skills that help us to absorb, process and memorize information. Attention is also involved in processing the details, in understanding a written text and in mentally searching for a particular word or term. Attention exercises strengthen our ability to focus and concentrate on critical information.
|Are you detail oriented? Compare different writing characters from various cultures.|
|Catch as many moving ladybugs as you can while ignoring the distractions.|
|Analyze the pattern of the dancing fireflies.|
|Reproduce a path from place to place going forward or by tracing back your steps.
|Re-write a series of numbers and letters in the right order. |
|The grid of symbols and letters is hiding an odd character. Catch the impostor before the clock runs out! |
|Quickly classify words into categories before they disappear.|
|Reinforce your ability distinguish sounds among others.|
The ability to use language well is an important part of human cognition and, in contemporary society, verbal skills are of paramount importance. Language games train us to recognize, remember and understand words. They also exercise our fluency, grammatical skills and vocabulary. Further, regular practice can expand our knowledge of new words and make retrieval of familiar ones much easier.
|With a few hints, find the hidden word in a jumble of letters.|
|Memorize the key elements of a text in order to later reconstruct it in a logical manner. |
|Quick! Form as many words as you can by combining their separate fragments.|
|Match the words and their definition in this surprisingly challenging exercise. |
|This Story is Full of Blanks!|
|Ever been at a loss for words? Reconstitute a text in which some words are missing. |
Games that challenge our executive functioning help to train and sharpen the highly complex cognitive processes of logic, strategic planning, problem solving, and deductive reasoning. In addition to shaping these abstract processes, the brain's executive system is also required for decision making, recognizing errors, coping with new situations and inhibiting habitual reactions when they are judged to be inappropriate. Thought to be localized mainly in the prefrontal cortex, the executive system has been likened by neuropsychologists to the conductor of an orchestra, helping to direct and control a wide array of diverse mental processes. To extend this metaphor, executive function training gives us the practice and rehearsal we need to keep the symphony of our brain's activity in harmony.
|Test your visual and spatial skills with basketballs. |
|Test your ability to manage two competing activities.|
|Train your mental calculation skills by discovering the math formulas.|
|Decipher the quotation and crack the secret code!|
|Link different items in a logical way and in a timely manner. |
|Earn as much money as you can by drawing cards from the right pile.|
|Memorize an operation (numbers and operators) then do the calculation|
|Relocate the bells of Notre Dame Cathedral to match the model using as few moves as possible. |
|Quickly classify numbers by order in a matrix. 1, 2, 3, go!|
|Think before you act! Rebuild the tower of rings by making strategic moves. |
|This is a creative crossword puzzle with only 6 words! Sounds easy enough? Try it.|
Visual and Spatial Games
Processing visual information in a 3-dimensional world is critical. Our ability to make sense of what we see helps us to interpret and navigate the world around us. Good visual and spatial skills help us to walk, run, drive and enjoy much of the artistry in life. Visual and spatial games give us the opportunity to exercise these skills and help to keep us attuned to what is going on around us.
|Recognize the three entangled objects that make up the complex figure.|
|Guess from which point of view the pictures are taken.|
|Decide if these 3-D images, shown at various angles, are the same or different.|
|Determine the respective position of two visual stimuli as fast as possible. |