My brain is getting sharper and faster. There is an exercise where I'm given a few letters and my job is to create words by adding more letters. This is my best skill. It is annoying to me, however, when I spell words (and spell them correctly) that Lumosity does not recognize and throws them away. It's one of those cases of adding insult to injury.
Beware - this company thinks your credit card is theirs!
I joined Lumosity for a year under a promotion. The following year they charged my account even though I had selected no auto-renew on my profile. When I contacted them they said that their TERMS say that auto-renew is what they do. So you give them your credit card info once and they can charge it whenever they like? This company is not ethical. They have lost their mind and are teaching brain training? I don't think so. I'm working with American Express to handle this.
Waste of time and money. The LPI is nonsense!!
First of all, Lumosity's measurement of the LPI appears to be inaccurate. How do they measure this anyways? Every time I play a game 5 x it asks if I like the game. Every game that I like is provided the least amount of times for me to play. Every game that I hate is provided the most amount of times. All these games or similar games can be found for free. I don't believe that they add any value whatsoever to brain training. Its all hyped up money making nonsense. The brain can be trained in many ways that are free. Lumosity charges too much and the customer support is not good. Lumosity's catch all phrase "brain training" is nonsense. What it really is, is playing a game repeatedly in order to "train the mind". I won't spend money on this product. There are lots of creative, free ways out there to train the mind and don't think Lumosity can increase IQ. It simply presents games that get you to think about how to play them and there's a lot of free stuff out there that can do the same.
doomed to their junkmail for life
Don't give this company your email address!!! They make it impossible to unsubscribe once you do.
limited email space, central america
Ok product but tricky bulling scam
Lumisiry brain games are fun but they lure you in with a discounted annual price then automatically bill your pay pal account ( without warning or reminder) at twice the cost and then will not refund you when you complain.
Kind of ruins the mild enjoyment of the product.
I'm no expert
I've read books on the brain and how it works and such, but obviously that doesn't make me an expert on this, or really any topic related to the brain. If anything, I might be a little more informed than the average person. Lumosity in my opinion is a great site that offers great and intuitive puzzles that do work your brain. I can see a complete difference in my score depending on days, how I feel, and how focused I really am.
A video game that is made basically for entertainment is easily droned into, you don't really have to think a whole lot, just let yourself fade away into it's world and story. Lumosity on the other hand can feel extremely difficult to get into because it IS a workout for your brain.
I just read a review that said 'I played it a month and forgot about it, that's how effective it is!' (the idea being not at all) Really this doesn't surprise me and doesn't tell me that it isn't affective, it tells me this is almost like a gym membership for your brain. How many people pay a monthly gym membership and never go? The answer is more than most of us would like to admit.
It isn't easy to get up in the morning, or get off work in the evening and workout, but it is good for you. Just like making your brain work a little bit. Our jobs put us in a groove, there really isn't much thinking done in the job once we figure out how it all goes and have done it for a while, pretty soon habits kick in and our brains go into 'reserve mode'. This is a good thing, and a bad thing. Good because we are becoming efficient, bad because if you do your job all day in a 'reserve mode' not using your brain for much, then go home and watch tv or whatever it is you may do daily (probably habitual and also reserve mode) your brain isn't growing.
I have no idea what the rates are today cause I got the lifetime membership, and if you want to do Lumosity I strongly suggest that if and/or when it is available do it. I've been a member for a long time and they are always improving and changing. It's not a waste of time or money in my opinion, it's just difficult to keep on top of because it is very similar to something like the gym, and it's easy to make excuses not to 'go' and do it.
Lumosity: Mediocre product, and pricing scam
BEWARE: Lumosity continues to charge you even though you have cancelled service! I have been trying for 6 months to get them to stop charging my credit card. This is now absurd. Signed up for one month trial and they won't stop charging even though I have called and emailed numerous times. SCAM.
If you have time and money...
Overall i like this product, but it costs way too much and takes too much time out of my already busy teenage life. Lumosity was on the right track with exercising your brain to become smarter in a ways such intellectual fitness and strength. I might recommend this to someone with no life and lots of money, if this description fits you have a ball and a biscuit with Lumosity.
Will this make you smarter? It won't make you dumber. Wait for a 30% off coupon. Go into settings and turn off auto renew. If you do the same games over an over and your scores go up. If you follow their daily "suggestions", rotate through games with big gaps in between and don't play much maybe not. Do not take scores too seriously. They are just games.
One big advantage over the free sites is that there are no big downloads. Its all on their server.
Think of it as safe time spent on line without shopping. It may pay for itself.
This system of progressive games is helping me.
I have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment which is a precursor to Alzheimer's. My doctor is The one who referred me to this website.. I have been playing the games since October of last year. When I started my memory and attention scores were in the teens. I am now in the 50th percentile for memory and the 58th percentile for attention in my age group. This is not a scam. Some of these games are not easy at all. Because of my memory issues I haven't worked since November of last year. I am to be reevaluated in July and hope that I'll be cleared for work. These games have definitely helped me.