Brain Training and Fitness

The research examining brain training remains in its early stages and is presently the topic of great debate. It has been established that computerized cognitive fitness programs can improve users' memory, attention, and visual field. But the true goal of cognitive training is to improve real-world tasks such as driving, regulating finances, managing medication intake and maintaining social interaction. But the two biggest questions are

1) Does the training generalize to real life situations?
2) Do the effects of training last?

The most recent research into the area suggests that some training does generalize and some training does last after the games are no longer used. The question then becomes, "what types of training best generalizes and lasts?" At MemVu, our goal is answer this question and other questions to improve brain health, with your help.

MemVu wants to serve the specific needs of the average person who wants to improve cognitive function as well as those affected by some kind of brain health condition such as Dementia.

How do we keep our brains fit?

In order to improve brain fitness, we must engage in a variety of unique and novel challenges. Our brain 'strength' can increase when we take on challenging tasks. Many of us face challenging tasks every day in solving problems at work, taking care of our children, and simply navigating through the many hurdles life may throw at us. However, most of us do not challenge ourselves outside of the areas that we are comfortable with. In order to keep our brains fit, we must challenge ourselves in new ways. Two of the most effective ways to build and maintain brain strength are learning a new language or learning to play a new musical instrument. What do these have in common? They each involve learning new rules, being exposed to new ideas, and performing through speaking or playing, in order to put that new learning into practice. We cannot all learn new languages or musical instruments, but we can challenge ourselves by seeking out games that teach us new rules and show us new ideas. At MemVu, our goal is to provide our users with a variety of unique and novel challenges every day!

Why should you engage in computerized cognitive fitness?

In the not-to-distant-past we assumed that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks", but scientific research on brain function has shown this to be untrue. In fact, brain training as we age is rapidly becoming the new norm among not only the baby boomer generation- but their parents and grandparents! Why should elementary school children and rocket scientists be the only ones solving challenging problems every day? We now have the technology to provide everyone with effective ways to challenge themselves and keep their brains fully fit.

Learn more about how we can keep our brains fit and brain training.