9 Brain-Training Apps That Will Make You Smarter Than Your Phone!

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Modern life is making us dumb, and yes it’s partly because we all depend on computers and smartphones when solving simple problems, remembering things, and even keeping track of our daily routines. But in fact, technology is not the only thing to blame for bringing our IQs down. According to experts at the University of Montreal, every aspect of modern life - from technology to our eating habits - is destroying our brains. So you may want to start training your mind before it’s too late. Interestingly, you can do it by using your smartphone which is one of the things that keeps you from using your brain. Here are 9 apps recommended by World Economic Forum and Telegraph to improve your cognitive skills and boost our mental wellbeing.

1. Lumosity

One of the most popular brain-training apps, Lumosity is designed by neuroscientists to boost memory and attention spans, problem-solving, speed and flexible thinking. The app has over 70 million users and developers say that only one session per day can improve your mental skills. In their own words: "We transform science into delightful games."

Lumosity

2. Fit Brains Trainer

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Like Lumosity, Fit Brains aims to improve your mental performance with a series of brain games, selected to help your weaker areas. The six key mental functions are focus, memory, speed, logic, visual and language. The app keeps track of your progress and makes recommendations on how to challenge yourself and alter your training routine.

Fit Brains Trainer

3. Eidetic

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Keep forgetting phone numbers or birthdays? Eidetic is here to help. The app uses a technique called spaced repetition to help you memorize anything from important phone numbers to facts. You simply enter the information you want to memorize and the app uses notifications to remind you when it's time to test yourself.

Eidetic

4. Elevate

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Elevate helps you to improve your communication and analytical skills through daily challenges that test, for example, your ability to spot grammatical mistakes. The series of short exercises take only a couple of minutes each, and you can come back to them throughout the day.

Elevate

5. Brain Trainer Special

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Brain Trainer Special offers a selection of games, from solving mathematical problems to playing sudoku and memorizing letter sequences to keep your mind in good shape.

6. Mind Games

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Mind Games is a free app that claims to increase your immediate memory and expand your vocabulary with a scheduling feature that reminds you to play.

Mind Games

7. Happify

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If you need happiness more than intelligence nowadays, Happify is the right choice. It offers quizzes and polls aimed at helping you cope with stress and anxiety by teaching you to think more positively. It also has relaxation and meditation features.

Happify

8. Brain HQ

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BrainHQ claims to improve your hearing in crowded places, help you excel at work and even boost your tennis game. It offers attention exercises, brain speed exercises, intelligence tests and a host of other tools which all aim to keep you sharp. The team says: "Our exercises don't just drill memory or teach compensatory tricks. Instead, many of them target important roots of memory and thinking - the ability of the brain to absorb information from our eyes, ears, and other senses."

Brain HQ

9. NeuroNation

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NeuroNation brain games aim to improve your working memory, which is your ability to process information quickly, make rational decisions, and ignore distractions. And the app allows you to compare your score to other users within the exercises.

NeuroNation

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