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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.

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Terms of Use: https://www.brainhq.com/terms

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Version History

Launched Dec 10, 2012 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Jun 20
Version 7.1

Bug Fixes
Support for Ongoing Studies

May 28
Version 7.0

In this update, we're launching a new look and feel for BrainHQ. After interviewing many BrainHQ users—both veteran users and people new to the program—we designed the new BrainHQ to make it easier to find the training you want, track your progress towards your weekly goal, and see what you’ve accomplished. Of course, we maintained the scientific integrity of the program throughout. We think it’s a big improvement, and hope you do, too!

Jan 08
Version 6.13

Small bug fixes to the exercise progressions.

Jan 02
Version 6.12

This update includes new and improved versions of four exercises: Card Shark, Auditory Ace, Mind's Eye, and Optic Flow.

Aug 16
Version 6.11

This update fixes a bug in an assessment for our research partners.

Aug 09
Version 6.10

This update makes it easier to log into the app if you are already logged into BrainHQ on Safari and adds customization for our research partners.

May 25
Version 6.9

This update fixes a progress bug when training in courses and adds customization for partners.

May 14
Version 6.8

This update fixes a timing bug in Mixed Signals, improves security, and adds a scheduling feature for our research partners.

Mar 27
Version 6.7

This update fixes a bug with reminders and improves the stability of the exercises. It also includes a new exercise for our research partners.

Mar 05
Version 6.6

This update improves the experience for our Drivesharp users. It also includes a new exercise for our research partners.

Feb 13
Version 6.5

In this release, we have added new features for researchers and developers, including a series of new exercises. These exercises aren’t available to the public (yet!) but will allow our research partners to continue testing the efficacy of new training designs. This is important to us as a company: we are invested in scientific research, and believe that only through rigorous testing can we ensure our exercises drive real benefits for users.

For the general public, this release fixes several bugs, including one that was causing crashes and another that was preventing people from loading the Daily Spark.

Jan 04
Version 6.4

This update adjusts the exercise tutorials to make it easier to read the instructions and fixes a variety of minor bugs.

Nov 17
Version 6.3

This update polishes the app with more readable text and sharper art. These revisions improve the experience for many iOS devices, and look gorgeous on the new iPhone X.

Oct 28
Version 6.1.1

In this update, we're launching a new feature on the iPad! The Daily Spark on BrainHQ allows people to sample the BrainHQ brain training exercises for free. Now, you can try an exercise and spark your brain seven days a week on your iPad, just as you can on your iPhone. Do the Daily Spark exercise once, then again to see if you can top your score. It's a great way to give your brain a fun mini-workout every day.

Oct 25
Version 6.1

Added the Daily Spark to the iPad

Sep 14
Version 6.0

In this update, we're launching a big new feature! The Daily Spark on BrainHQ allows people to sample the BrainHQ brain training exercises for free. Everyone loves it on the web...so we've extended it onto mobile devices! Now, you can try an exercise and spark your brain seven days a week on your iPhone--and it's coming soon to the iPad, too. Do the Daily Spark exercise once, then again to see if you can top your score. It's a great way to give your brain a fun mini-workout every day.

Jul 19
Version 5.11

Bug fixes in exercises and menu.

Jun 21
Version 5.10

Bug fixes
Improved instructions

Jun 02
Version 5.9

Support for DiveSharp
Localization for some languages
Bug fixes

May 09
Version 5.7

Bug Fixes

May 03
Version 5.6

bug fixes

Apr 11
Version 5.5

The addition of a BrainHQ widget
Added support for Drivesharp
Now you can review your training history
Improved setting and profile picture uploading

Nov 21
Version 5.4

Bug Fixes

Sep 12
Version 5.2

Bug fixes.
Layout improvements.

Jul 25
Version 5.1

Bug Fixes

Jul 18
Version 5.0

New starting screen makes it easier to find the training that’s right for you.
Must faster startup times.
Subscribed users have access to individual exercises

Nov 26
Version 4.0

We've added goals to BrainHQ!
Now you can set weekly training goals and track your progress across all types training.
You can also see how your scores stack up against other people on the iPhone app.
We've also been busy fixing bugs.

Jul 02
Version 3.4

Added training reminders.
Fixes issue that prevents certain training from being saved.
Bug fixes.

May 28
Version 3.3

Added the personal trainer for subscribers
Bug fixes

Apr 07
Version 3.2

Challenge selection is now much easier on the iPad
Now you can earn badges for achieving high scores in challenges on the iPad
Various bug fixes to the exercises especially on the iPhone
Now it's easier to progress though challenge series on the iPhone
Now you can remove accounts from the login screen on the iPad

Dec 30
Version 3.1

bug fixes

Dec 03
Version 3.0.0

Minor bug fixes
First iPhone release

Nov 14
Version 2.17.0

Fixes issue that prevented BrainHQ from running offline.

Oct 27
Version 2.14.0

Bug fixes.
Multiple accounts are supported.
Fixes to support research studies.

Jul 07
Version 2.9.0

Added Mind Bender Exercise
Fixed Audio Issues in Various Exercises
Added 3 Memory Challenges
Stability Fixes

Apr 16
Version 2.8.0

improved overall stability
fixed issues in divided attention, freeze frame, and mixed signals
fixed issue that would force a person to be online to use the app
fixed rare bug that caused the app to freeze on startup

Feb 04
Version 2.6

Subscribers will have access to several new exercises
Performance improvement
Bug fixes

Dec 18
Version 2.5.0

bug fixes

Nov 04
Version 2.4.0

Now you can invite friends to join you in challenges.
Subscribers can invite friends to some premium content at no cost.
Fixed issue that prevented the app from being used offline
Many other bug fixes
Improved look and feel to match iOS 7

Aug 30
Version 2.3.0

•Fixed bug that was causing stars and training to be lost.
•Added ability to send detailed log reports so we can fix bugs quicker in the future.
•Added 10 new challenges for subscription users (including 8 new exercises).
•Added cooperative challenges "Brain-A-Thons."
•Fixed bug that was causing long wait time when logging in and out.

Jul 15
Version 2.2

bug fixes

Jun 17
Version 2.1

Added subscriptions
Fixed issues with star counts being inaccurate
Fixed language issue with the daily spin
Various stability fixes

Apr 29
Version 2.0

★ Added new auditory challenges and exercises
★ Added the Daily Spin

Jan 30
Version 1.1.0

★ Addressed sound issue in first challenge
- Made it easier to create an account
- Added correct/incorrect sounds
- Stability improvements

Dec 05
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions


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