Skip to comments.Anybody else use Lumosity?
Posted on 08/01/2014 11:16:36 AM PDT by djf
Curious if anyone else uses Lumosity.
It is supposed to be a site that "trains your brain"...
But my score keeps going up, not sure of that's good or not!
BTW, my LPI is: 754
I would be delighted to see a reference for the Lumosity brain training defects.
>> not sure of that’s good or not!
The grammar lessons are yet to come?
I would like to see Obama’s score lol perhaps a 0
If it really works, let’s take up a collection and send some courses to those idiots in congress
Just ‘cause I’m curious, how much does it cost?
I like Microsoft’s solitaire collection comes free with windows 8
Sure... I just call it “light” though.
The basic service is free.
But you can get a premium service for a couple bucks.
I used to do it daily,until they wanted me to sign in/sign up. Interesting puzzles.
I have not played on their site in 16 months and they have modified the baselines. My current LPI has been upgraded to 1439. This measurement represents the outcome of a 40 day intense training protocol. Information on their site suggests that most people take 90 days to overcome the learning curve challenges and then subsequently flatline in further training efforts.
Family member thought I should exercise my aging brain and signed me up. I couldn’t get past the first puzzle;) LOL!
However, I do score well on the free IQ tests. Check them out on the Internet for a reference point.
I think it is great.
Dang - you just seized my beer....and I was enjoying it so!!!
If you’re smart, you are already smart. No website is going to make you smart. It may help you learn puzzle-solving skills and pattern recognition, but intelligence is hereditary, and is ingrained by the age of 3. Fully 50% of the population is below average intelligence, and the only way to change your position on the intelligence continuum is for people who are stupider than you are to die off, which actually happens because stupid people do stupid things which often lead to death. Otherwise, Lumosity is entertainment, and somebody is just trying top make a buck from it. Treat it as entertainment, and you will be fine.
I started it in January of this year. My scores started in your ranges and then over a couple months about doubled and since then have flattened out.
They say that’s pretty typical.
I find that its a good way to keep tabs on myself. I run my own business that’s full of ups and downs. These little games helps me monitor myself and keep myself on track.
Mostly but not entirely correct.
Like height, you are born with a maximum potential for IQ. Also like height, malnutrition, abuse, illness and a host of other factors can keep you from reaching your maximum potential.
But no amount of feeding or training will help anyone reach a height or IQ greater than their hereditary potential.
IOW, we know how to make people dumber. We do not know how to make them smarter.
This is more than a little frightening, since so many people are concerned with making people "equal." The easiest way to do so is to keep potentially smart people from getting there.
Fully 50% of the population is below average intelligence
Fully half of the population is below median intelligence.
Median and average are not the same thing.
You may want to give lumosity a try.
Of course, that may be wrong and it's just a series of fun games and puzzles!
Both median and mean are indicators of central tendency, and if we accept that IQ follows a normal distribution, given a large enough sample size they will converge.
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