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Anybody else use Lumosity?
http://www.lumosity.com ^ | self

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


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1 posted on 08/01/2014 11:16:36 AM PDT by djf
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To: djf
Lumosity has been discredited as a training-the-brain instrument. But if you enjoy it, fine. It does no harm.
2 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I would be delighted to see a reference for the Lumosity brain training defects.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 11:23:36 AM PDT by kruss3
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To: djf

>> not sure of that’s good or not!

The grammar lessons are yet to come?

:-)


4 posted on 08/01/2014 11:27:24 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: kruss3

I would like to see Obama’s score lol perhaps a 0


5 posted on 08/01/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: djf

If it really works, let’s take up a collection and send some courses to those idiots in congress


6 posted on 08/01/2014 11:28:07 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: djf

Just ‘cause I’m curious, how much does it cost?

Thanks


7 posted on 08/01/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: djf

I like Microsoft’s solitaire collection comes free with windows 8


8 posted on 08/01/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: djf

Sure... I just call it “light” though.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 11:31:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

The basic service is free.
But you can get a premium service for a couple bucks.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 11:32:37 AM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: djf

I used to do it daily,until they wanted me to sign in/sign up. Interesting puzzles.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 11:36:57 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: djf
I have never tried it but either you are getting better or the your scores are going up to encourage you to play more.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 11:37:14 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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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.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 11:38:00 AM PDT by kruss3
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To: djf

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.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 11:43:06 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: sodpoodle
However, I do score well on the free IQ tests.

Which are totally invalid, and in no way indicative of your actual IQ. They may be fun to take, though.
15 posted on 08/01/2014 11:47:41 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: djf

I think it is great.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT by impimp
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Dang - you just seized my beer....and I was enjoying it so!!!


17 posted on 08/01/2014 12:03:28 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: djf

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.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: djf

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.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 1:16:18 PM PDT by ckilmer (q)
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To: webheart
intelligence is hereditary, and is ingrained by the age of 3.

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.

20 posted on 08/01/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: webheart

Fully 50% of the population is below average intelligence

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LOL.

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.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 1:45:56 PM PDT by dmz
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I look at Luminosity as one of the sites the NSA monitors as they try to sort us into all kinds of boxes. Some of those boxes (like High IQ) are marked ‘first to get rid of in a crisis’... You do know the government considers very intelligent people to be a threat to them, right?

Of course, that may be wrong and it's just a series of fun games and puzzles!

22 posted on 08/01/2014 3:40:14 PM PDT by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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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.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 4:00:55 PM PDT by AlbertWang
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