Do you ever walk into a room, stop, and wonder…now why did I come in here? How about drawing a blank on your bestie’s name? Forget your own phone number? Where are my sunglasses? Dude, where’s my car? My Dad always called it CRS: Can’t Remember Sh*t.
I’m not saying we should rely on technology for all things in life, but maybe it’s a better use of my time on the train to work on improving my memory instead of stalking celebs on Twitter or seeing what my FB friends have made for dinner. I’m just sayin’
So without further ado….
Memory Trainer & Fit Brains Memory Trainer
Meet the good kind of mind games. A 2013 study in Psychological Science showed that brain-stimulating yet easy-to-follow mental workouts, like the ones featured in these two apps, can indeed boost your working memory. Memory Trainer (for Android) zeroes in on your spatial and working memory as well as focus, concentration skills and chunking (grouping information to make it easier to remember; think 555-1212 and HIJK LMNOP). Fit Brains (for iOS) boasts familiar games like Guess Who and Block Breaker to enhance recognition, visual memory and three different forms of recall.