Scientific research proving that brain training exercises can improve mental acquity, focus and memory as well as prevent and even reverse mental atrophy, has lead to a surge in interest in the emerging niche of brain fitness. Brainmetrix.com, a free brain training games website, has seen a 40% growth in traffic alone in the last 6 months.
(PRWEB) November 19, 2009 -- With research showing that brain stimulation exercises can help prevent the onset of debilitating diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, the popularity of brain games has led to a 40 percent increase in web traffic for popular free brain game site BrainMetrix.com.
Brain Metrix is a popular educational website with hundreds of free brain games. It is completely dedicated to brain training programs that will train and test memory, reflex, creativity and more. These games can help people process information more quickly and efficiently and can enhance the ability to multi-task. Brain games can improve concentration, increase brain reflection speed, enhance memory and even improve intelligence.
Experts say that brain fitness is the "capacity of a person to meet the various cognitive demands of life." Among other things, brain fitness can determine a person's ability to understand and process information. It can even affect how someone comprehends and manages relationships.
There are ways to foster brain fitness, such as getting an education, being mentally active and participating in a brain fitness program to challenge cognitive skills.
Brain fitness is a widely studied field. Scientists have studied the process of neurogenesis, which is the creation of new neurons in the brain. If a brain cell is more active, it develops more connections with its adjacent neurons, called dendritic sprouting. It has been proven that mental exercise increases the rate of neurogenesis, also helping neurons grow and stay healthy.
Brain Metrix offers hundreds of free games created by experts in the field of brain growth. It's one of the best Websites dedicated to cognitive thinking and brain fitness--and it's all free.
Brain training activities include memory tests, IQ boosters, Sudoku, spatial intelligence, math problems, brain concentration games, cognitive thinking games, brain reflection tests and more.
One of the most popular brain games is the IQ Booster. This has three games about chess, a strategy game called 8 Queens and the brain game Chess Knight. Sudoku is known to stimulate brain activity and is one of the fastest-growing games in the world. The spatial intelligence game uses a Rubik's Cube puzzle, which stimulates visual memory and spatial intelligence. The math game is not complicated, but the goal is to solve as many questions as possible in a short time. The brain concentration game is challenging, but that stimulates the brain even more. Another fun brain exercise includes arranging numbers in a certain order very fast. There are several levels. Cognitive training games are fun and simple, but they can really enhance cognitive and prediction abilities. On Brain Metrix, good players can predict where a ball will hit, using the mouse to go to the right spot very quickly. The IQ tests are for brain training, not to determine an actual IQ score.
Visit www.brainmetrix.com for one of largest and best collections of challenging and fun brain games.
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