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10 Awesome iPad Apps for Brain Workout

November 4, 2015
Brain fitness is just as important as physical fitness for staying healthy. There is a growing body of scientific literature on the importance of cognitive workout. For instance, a study that we encountered in Online psychology found that ’people who kept their brains active most of their lives by reading, writing, completing crossword puzzles, or playing challenging games were a lot less likely to develop brain plaques that are tied to Alzheimer's disease.’ Technology and the mobile one in particular offers various potent ways to train your brain muscles and sharpen your cognitive abilities. In this regard, we have curated a collection of some of the best iPad apps to use with kids as well as adults to help with brain workout.

1- Brain Teaser Extreme

‘At first, this might look like the good old Tile Puzzle - but it is not. You move the tiles the same way: You have one empty square and you have to move the tiles in the correct position using the empty square. The problem is, you don't know what the picture looks like and you don't know the position of the empty square - the correct position of the empty tile might be anywhere. You first have to figure out where the tiles belong, which is harder than you might think and than move them in the correct place.’

2- Luminosity

‘Lumosity is designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention, and more. With foundations in the study of neuroplasticity, Lumosity games are used in research, and have been incorporated into studies done by top scientists worldwide.’

3- Jeopardy HD

‘Test your knowledge with thousands of clues collected from the show’s very own writers. Hear Johnny Gilbert’s famous Jeopardy! introduction, step up to the podium and get ready for categories ranging from sports and pop culture to travel, world history and much more. Customize your own avatar in-game and use the interactive touch screen to write your name on the podium.’

4- Fit Brains Trainer

‘The only brain trainer that can improve your IQ and EQ (cognitive & emotional intelligence). A Smarter & Happier You is a Download Away! #1 ranked education app in 90+ countries. Join 18 million+ users worldwide. Fit Brains Trainer is an award-winning personalized brain training program that challenges you to perform at your best. Our free brain fitness system has 70+ fun games, 500+ workout sessions & in-depth performance reports. ’

5- Braingle HD - Brain Teasers & Riddles

‘Tap into the world's largest collection of brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, mind puzzles and optical illusions from With over 15,000 brain teasers at your finger tips, and more being added daily, you'll never run out. Get ready to have your brain tangled! ’

6- 100 Logic Games

‘Train your brain with 100 different types of Puzzle Games ! Can't stand Sudoku ? Or actually, maybe you love it, but you’re looking for a change ? These puzzle games are a lot more entertaining and enjoyable, providing similar mental exercise. Choose among increasingly difficult and big puzzle levels, save your progress, undo, restart and take advantage of the hints to keep going when stuck.’

7- Can You Escape

‘The creators of "Can You Escape" bring you the epic journey through the ancient tower. Test yourself in this fun, addictive, free and popular puzzle game.Solve the puzzles and advance to the next stages and tell your friends about it.’

8- Clockwork Brain

‘Discover a series of uniquely challenging and stylish mini-games, created specifically to test and improve your cognitive abilities across six areas - memory, perception, language, logic, reflexes and calculation. All puzzles come with adaptive difficulty which changes as you play, so each playthrough leaves you hooked and energized. With its bite-sized, fast-paced gameplay, A Clockwork Brain will help you form the great habit of training every day.’

9- Word Jigsaw

‘Word Jigsaw is a fun way to keep your brain sharp, and is also great for improving spelling and vocabulary. Solve puzzles with words that are from from five to ten letters long. Six levels make it perfect for both beginners and those who are looking for a serious challenge!’

10- WordBrain

‘This is a game for the true Word Genius! It starts very easy but gets challenging quickly. Find the hidden words, slide your finger over them, see the puzzle collapse. Do it all in the correct way and order and you will be able to clear the grid. Be prepared for a very intriguing word puzzle game - sort of a Soduko and Candy Crush Saga twist on Ruzzle & Scramble.’