Brain Fun and Games

  • Games and Software

    • Sharp Brains - Free Games from  a company that has one of the foremost experts on Executive Function (Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg)  on its board of Directors.  In addition to the games it provides, Sharp Brains' Web Site has been rated as one of the sites on research and market analysis for brain fitness and cognitive health.




    • Posit Science - Free Games from another brain fitness company.  I will be using its paid computer programs for my auditory and vision therapy later on.




    • Journey to the Wild Divine - Developed by a multidisciplinary team including Deepak Chopra (the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine"), Dean Ornish (comprehensive lifestyle guru), Dr. Andrew Weil (best selling author and expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions and medical botany), Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. (Harvard Med School biologist, psychologist, and a yoga and meditation instructor), etc.  Journey to the Wild Divine trains you in mind/body/spirit magic. Become a warrior of the heart, learn to harness the power of your intention, and create a conscious life- all while having fun. Turn computer into a meditation workstation
    • Labyrinth - Good Board Game for Visual Thinking Skills. Labyrinth was selected to Parenting Magazine's Toy Hall of Fame and Winner of a Parents Choice Gold Seal Award. Labyrinth has a clever board design to create a series of ever-changing mazes that one to four players must move through. The object of the game is for each player to collect as quickly as possible all seven treasures depicted on their individual treasure cards. To add to the challenge, players know what the next treasure is only after they find the one before it. Before each turn, a maze card is pushed into the maze in a strategic place, helping the player make his or her way to the prize. This means that the entire maze shifts and changes on each turn, confounding some and helping others.
    • Tetris - Free online game.  Playing Tetris  leads to a thicker cortex and may also increase brain efficiency.  Additionally, Playing Tetris after viewing traumatic material reduces unwanted, involuntary memory flashbacks to that traumatic film, leaving deliberate memory recall of the event intact.
    • BrainWare Safari.  Free Demo. I use the demo in vision therapy.   In 20 exercises, BrainWare Safari targets 41 cognitive skills consideredmost critical for learning including multiple attention, memory, auditory processing, visual processing, sensorimotor coordination (for example, hand/eye coordination), and thinking skills. For low cost full version, go here. 
    • Rush Hour -- Free game. Rush Hour is an award winning game that improves sequential-thinking skills.
    • Puzzles -  The Puzzle Castle is the ultimate in finding all kinds of Puzzles.
    • More Free Games can be found at Cognitive Labs.  Check out Tower of Hanoi