They allow you to play a few games, for free, then encourage you to upgrade to a paid membership where you can track your performance and continue to improve. I figure my brain can always use more help, so I got the membership. Each day, usually right after breakfast, and before doing my flashcards in Supermemo [reminder to self: need to blog about Supermemo], I play the suggest 4 or 5 games in Lumosity, which typically takes 15 minutes. The games are categorized to help you with speed, memory, attention, flexibility, and problem solving.
I entitled this blog “What’s your BPI Index.” So you are probably wondering what is a BPI. According to Lumosity, “Brain Performance Index (BPI) is a measure of cognitive performance. It is based on the combined results of your best games in each Brain Area – Memory, Attention, Speed, Flexibility, Problem Solving.”
What they seem to be missing is the obvious ‘refer a friend’ marketing program. To learn more about the science behind this fun website, check out the Lumosity blog.