Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Elevate is an app that has a variety of games and exercises designed to improve a variety of brain functions.
Elevate is a brain-training app. Think of it as the equivalent to Nike Plus or a comparable fitness app. It’s there to encourage you to train, while tracking your results along the way. The brain is a muscle, too, and it’s always important to strengthen your cognitive abilities. Memory, critical thinking, and focus can all be improved with a little practice, and Elevate has several features that help users accomplish that improvement. There are 24 training activities in total, which work on skills such as pronunciation, clarity, error-avoidance and several other useful skills. The app is available for both iOS and Android users, and it’s completely free to install.
Elevate’s training programs have practical uses, such as one feature that helps you become quicker at calculating tips for checks and bills. You can choose which skills you want to focus on, and Elevate creates a personalized list of training exercises and goals to suit your needs and desires. The site recommends training at least 4 times a week in order to achieve maximum results. The science regarding how much the various games and training exercises actually help improve cognitive function is still in the early stages, but Elevate includes exercises that have research to back their effectiveness. Many of the exercises are actually fun to complete, and you can feel good about improving your mental skills in the process. It’s like playing a video game, but knowing you’re getting some sort of tangible benefit.