By Posit Science

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-12-10
  • Current Version: 6.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 133.92 MB
  • Developer: Posit Science
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 6,607 Reviews)
  • Price:
BrainHQ App Ratings: 4.5
Total 6,607 Reviews

BrainHQ App Description

Train your brain with BrainHQ from Posit Science—the most rigorous program available for better brain health, and the only one backed by more than 100 scientific papers showing benefits - including the breakthrough NIH-funded ACTIVE study. Now with new features that contribute to your brain fitness success!

 BrainHQ represents the culmination of 30 years of research in neuroscience and brain health. Top scientists from around the world helped to develop and test the BrainHQ exercises. The result: a training system that comprehensively improves brain performance, from the most basic elements of perception through the most complex elements of memory, attention, and cognitive function.

 No other brain fitness program can match BrainHQ in scientific proof. More than 100 publications from independent, randomized controlled trials have shown that the exercises and assessments in BrainHQ drive real change. These changes include: • cognitive improvements, such as better memory and faster processing speed • real-world improvements, including safer driving and improved quality of life • physical brain changes, like healthier white matter and more coordinated neurons. 
 All of this means that BrainHQ works—in laboratory studies, and in the lives of everyday people:

 •"BrainHQ is a no-brainer must-have in my book…This training has expanded my visual, fine-tuned my audio and even my reflexes seem to be getting faster. BrainHQ is fun and gives me the challenges I need to keep my brain working out on a daily basis." - C. MacDonald

 •"Only a few months into the BrainHQ exercises the difference is clear, this isn’t left to speculation, I saw drastic improvements…and my family has noticed a strong improvement." - A. Amitrano

 And leading publications agree: “Our testers concluded that Posit's product—one of the few so far to undergo clinical trials and peer-reviewed research—had the firmest scientific grounding.” - Wall Street Journal
 The BrainHQ app helps you set and achieve your brain training goals—so it not only works, it works for you.
 Each exercise adapts to your performance and gets more challenging as your performance improves, just like a personal trainer for your brain.
 The training is designed to fit into your life: train for just 5 minutes in your spare time, or do a complete workout in an hour. 
BrainHQ is a free download, and includes a free exercise every day. 
For full access, we offer the following recurring subscription options:

 1 month: $13.99
 1 year: $94.99

 These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country or residence. 

Monthly subscription are billed once per month, and an annual subscriptions are billed once per year. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use:


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BrainHQ App Reviews

  • Tech support is lousy, but good games.

    By Adamee125
    I had no sound for two weeks because I had to try and deal with their inept tech support through emails. Don’t get this game if you’re easily frustrated by tech support.
  • Not Fun

    By ChToCa
    This may be good for your brain, but it isn’t fun!
  • One of the best apps for your brain

    By p.paroma
    I can’t believe that you can actually increase your cognitive power with the help of exercises. This app is a really good starting point in your journey to cognitive excellence 🙂thanks to everyone who is and has worked behind the scenes for the app
  • Too inconsistent. Not optimistic about app improving.

    By geoffhom
    Update: They have updated some exercises now, and the website UI was updated (hopefully soon the app UI). So I upped to 3 stars. You can at least test it a little yourself. I wish they had some sort of full 3-day or 7-day trial, as the Spark is lacking. I’m a paid subscriber and have (tried) using this for months. Each day, it gives me 4 different exercises to do. This should be a well-oiled machine, considering the company has been doing this for ten years, but it’s not. Some exercises, especially the audio ones, are horrible. What really makes this a 1-star app to me is that I don’t foresee the app improving anytime soon. If you write to Customer Service they are polite and fast. But nothing changes. No new exercises come. Old ones are neither improved or retired (like if they are lame). I can’t justify recommending this app to anyone, as it would enable the company’s poor behavior. I’ve written to Customer Service several times, but again I’ve never seen a single change in the app since I started. Hence this public review.
  • Get this app!

    By TLH04
    GRATEFUL my health insurance company offers this vital program to exercise the brain! This program is just as important as physical exercise. Best part about it is you won’t feel like it’s exercising at all just playing a couple of awesome games! BrainHQ FAN!
  • Brain HQ

    By Pamlux
    This is is a program is a must to have if improving your memory is important to you. I’ve been using it for 2 years.
  • Amazing program but I find it punitive

    By Peg 69
    When you get something right, it advances. When you get something wrong it takes more points away than when you get something right. Twice I have complained to them that right and wrong answers should be weighted the same. They say they will pass the comment on to the developers. This is why i think it is punitive. They are very creative at changing things so it remains challenging and when I am having trouble with an exercise they slow things down until i can get it. That I appreciate. One new exercise was impossible for me and I called them and they explained that the difference was in the tail feathers of the bird I was to identify from a similar group if birds. This was not apparent to me until they pointed it out. Still difficult to spot but now I had a chance. I have to say they are very responsive to any call or email for help. The exercises are interesting.
  • Love the app-don't give up if you are frustrated!!!

    By Dooskie-66 year old female
    I am a 66 year old female who didn't start using a computer until a little over 20 years ago. I got my first cell phone around that same time, as well. In other words, I did not grow up with the ability to use a computer and/or smart phone hard wired into my brain in the ways that younger people have. That said, I am able to navigate the app quite easily. And, after initial frustrations with customer service, I have since found them to be extraordinarily helpful. Moreover, I love perusing the website, when I have time, and find this helps me mentally organize my understanding of how all the pieces fit together. One thing I particularly like about the website is how it shows me where my deficits are and which exercise to focus upon in order to improve.
  • Not a gamer

    By achybreakt
    Half the time I don't know what I am supposed to be doing. Each session should have a line or two of instructions. it is not obvious.
  • Thank you💙

    By Play ball🤩
    Great job ! This game has made me a better athlete! So yeah Thank you for making me a better player.