By Posit Science

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-12-10
  • Current Version: 6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 112.61 MB
  • Developer: Posit Science
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 268 Ratings


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:



  • Don’t really understand it!

    By Mummy ltsb
    There’s not really a clear explanation of what any of the tests mean to you, & sometimes the explanation of the tests themselves are a little confusing which means by the time you work it out it’s too late. It would be nice to know how to improve scores & also if you need to - the average measure bar seems a little random & doesn’t explain what it’s based on. Maybe this is all improved on the paid version but to be honest I’m not impressed enough by the free version to invest in it.
  • Disappointing

    By Crankyshooter
    Half the time i didn’t understand the instructions. I found these confusing and incomplete. Partly because they don’t seem to display in full on an iPhone.
  • Keeps freezing

    By Tejabi
    Continually having to force quit as it keeps freezing. It keeps crashing my iPad too, I've never had any trouble until I downloaded this app. Shame as the 'games' are good and I would have liked to paid for more content but it's just not working well enough to spend any money on it.
  • Might be good if I could access it

    By Soohchty
    Says I already have an account and to reset password. Did that, said an email had been sent. Still waiting.........
  • The best brain stimulator?

    By Harry Stotle
    I have read and watched videos of several qualified researchers who rate this as the best for cognitive development and avoiding decline in seniors. Having spent a few months using it, I'm happy to believe that. The biggest drawback for me personally is the failure to adjust some of the tests for those with colour blindness. I can stare at a frozen screen of birds for ages and see no odd one out. Practice cannot improve that. I have contacted the creators about this but have not received a satisfactory answer.
  • Miss

    By Leven girl
    This is great fun. Tricky and challenging. Give it a go.
  • Not challenging on an iPad

    By Some nick am not taken?
    Please don't start with this app. I was hoping for more.
  • Challenging!

    By Musketeer001
    Every time you think you're getting a handle, the game gets harder. It pushes you.
  • Disappointment

    By &&&laith
    I am afraid since the last update nothing in the app works on my iPad.
  • Excellent

    By Profib
    Does what it says on the can. Recommended.