Not only memory, but also skills needed in professions like flying a military airplane or playing basketball can be trained in games. Scientists have developed exercises for ‘the brain muscles’ to improve hockey and basketball. How do professional basketball players benefit from playing a computer game? (more…)
Working memory is arguably the most important factor that determines intelligence. It turns out that working memory, the ability to retain information in order to act upon it (for example when you remember a phone number to type it into your phone), is a major aspect in intelligence tests. In short, the better your working memory, the higher your Intelligence Quotient (IQ). (more…)
More and more psychiatrists and neurologists move away from treating children (and adults) with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with drugs such as Ritalin. They favor brain training, like memory games for adults and kids, to relieve the symptoms of ADHD. How can brain exercises help people with an attention deficit? (more…)
You may have noticed that merely playing a brain game or a memory game will not make you super-human outside that game. You still can’t cram those lists of words in your head, no matter how high your high score is on, for example, memory or face memory. How can you train the skills you need in real-life situations with memory games for adults? (more…)
When you read articles on brain training or memory games, it seems that there is no consensus on whether these games improve memory. On the one hand, game developers like to stress the amazing effects of their product on your brain. Sometimes they hire celebrities like Nicole Kidman to promote their products, other times they point at mountains of research supporting their claims. The latter is a bit of bluffing, because who is going to read these articles? (more…)
The theory that brain games (like memory games for adults) can be powerful tools to change your brain and behaviour, has recently been supported in a pilot experiment by Ian Gotlib. He presented his results last month at an annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology in Boston.
Gotlib studied the attentional-bias training. The idea behind this type of training is that objects someone fears (for example, snakes) or is addicted to (alcohol) hijacks this person’s attention. In attentional-bias training subjects are, often subconsciously, taught to not pay attention to the objects they fear or are addicted to in very simple games. (more…)
Four great memory games for adults
Because memory games for adults are great vitamins for memory, the team of Vitamins for Memory has added another portion of memory vitamins to the existing selection of brain games. We will introduce the games here with links (click on the pictures to go to the memory games for adults), so you can have your pick and start playing straight away. (more…)
With these new memory games for adults you can train your brain. Training your memory is not only fun, it also helps to keep your brain and cognition healthy and fit. As many brain and memory experts advise: use it before you lose it! (more…)
Playing memory games for adults can be both a fun and healthy way to improve your mental strength. It’s also the perfect opportunity to practice with memory techniques.
One of the relatively easy memory games for adults is Masterpieces. After you memorize the order of images for a specific time, you need to rebuild them in the right order in the next screen. This game trains both your short and long-term memory and is ideal to practice The Picture and Story method, The Roman Room technique, and The Journey System.
Train your brain with memory games for adults
This game is a great example of how memory games for adults can be fun, challenging and good for your brain. The different colours in the figure will light up one after the other and you are required to remember the order and press the squares in the same sequence. The game starts at an easy level, but will increase in difficulty the further you get in the game.
This game trains your short-term memory and is ideal to practice The Number / Shape Mnemonic. First, you make associations between objects and the positions one to ten, based on the shape of the number (for example, 1 = candle, 2 = swan, 3 = love heart). Then you make associations between the position in which the colour lights up (i.e. the object that represents the number) and the colours. So in this game you could get something like this: a blue candle, a red swan and a blue love heart. It is recommended to practice the position associations first, because the game is at a quick pace!
Memory games for adults are challenging, fun and good for your brain!
This is one of the most challenging brain games. The square will fill up with coloured balls, and it is up to you to group them in a line of five to score points. You can move the balls by clicking on them (the shape changes to ovals) and then move them to an empty square. You can only move a ball over empty squares, the game won’t let you drag a ball over other balls.
This game trains speed and spatial skills. Good luck!
Another game that trains your speed and spatial skills is the challenging Rotate2. Although the assignment is simple ‘Rotate the pipes so that all pipes are closed’, the game will get increasingly challenging as the pipe structures get more and more difficult. And in the background the time is ticking…
Counterfeit – find the differences in the picture
Remember this one? Two similar pictures will be presented and it is up to you to find the difference between them. Some are simple, while others are very challenging. This game trains short-term memory and your focus (and patience).
In this brain game you will be presented nine images. After you memorize the images, positions will be shuffled, and one picture will be replaced. It is up to you to find the picture that was replaced.
This game trains your long-term memory and is ideal to practice The Picture and Story method, The Roman Room technique, and The Journey System. For example, you can memorize the nine pictures by making a story around them. When you are presented the second time with the pictures, you can follow the story again and whatever picture is not a part of it, is the new image.
Good luck and enjoy! And click here if you want to play more free memory games. Or visit this list of memory games.