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…)
It was a painful scene to watch: presidential candidate Rick Perry forgot during a debate what he would do if he were elected. “It’s three agencies of government when I get there are gone, Commerce, Education and the… err… what’s the third one there…” The audience laughed.
After another awkward silence, the presenter gave Perry a second chance. Perry: “The third one, I can’t, I’m sorry, I can’t. Oops.”
The pressure of being on stage wiped out a small, though essential part of Perry’s memory. Stress got to him and demolished his chances of ever make it to the White House – and he probably realized this at that moment, which induced his stress levels even further. (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…)
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.