What are the Benefits of Fit Brains?
Anyone looking to improve brain performance or maximize brain health
can benefit from Fit Brains. Fit Brains combines
fun and engaging brain games with specially designed tracking tools to
help users of all ages maximize and round-out brain
skills in an entertaining fashion. Our games have a strong foundation
in science and offer a varied and complex workout
across multiple areas of the brain.
Incorporating Fit Brains into your daily routine can help to
preserve your brain, which contains the most important
asset you have: your Life Story. Your Life Story is your identity, or
collected memories of daily experiences that combine
to create your very own "autobiography". Regular engagement in brain
health activities can also increase your overall
happiness, balance your mood, and help reduce stress and anxiety that
can cloud thinking or even damage the brain.
The brain, like a muscle, should ideally be stimulated on a daily
basis, eve In addition to these primary areas of the
brain, each area is further subdivided into sub-measures that are
reflected within game activities and progression metrics. These areas
are not distinctly separate; they work together in conjunction, like
different instruments in an orchestra, and can be blended with one
another to achieve a greater measure of brain stimulation. Each of these
areas are stimulated using techniques derived from the related fields of
Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience.
How can Fit Brains help improve my brain health?
Fit Brains games offer a variety of well-rounded, scientifically
based activities wrapped within a fun and engaging experience that is
accessible even to first-time players. By offering stimulation across
the spectrum of the brain, and ramping the difficulty in a way that
increases the complexity of the tasks over time, brain games can offer
people an effective means of brain exercise.
Our games are integrated with a broad collection of personalization
tools that adjust training based on the user's skill level. We also
provide Brain Fitness Metrics that measure individual performance and
What is the Fit Brains Index?
The Fit Brains Index is a measure of your overall brain fitness, and can be improved by doing
brain training regularly, across all areas of the brain. The Fit Brains Index is out of 1000;
500 or better is recommended.
Just like working out at the gym, if you have not been active for a while, your Fit Brains
Index value will decrease. The more fit you are, the more you will have to work on maintaining
your fitness level.
What is the difference between a Guest Account and Club Fit Brains?
Guest Account (free)
The free guest account offers a limited selection of brain games and the
basic brain training tools.
Club Fit Brains
Club Members have access to the full collection of brain games as well as
the full complement to our brain fitness tools and features, including:
Brain Tools: Brain Balance Chart & Brain
Points Chart, Personalized Recommendations.
Brain Games that scale in difficulty to match individual skill
Trophies and Achievements rewarded in each game for
"My Community" Friends List, to compete against friends & the
Fit Brains community
Full Member Leaderboards that can be sorted by age groups, gender
What other ways can Fit Brains help me stay motivated?
Brain health is more than a quick fix - it's about maintaining a
lifelong, regular routine in order to maximize the benefits. At Fit
Brains, we understand the importance of having fun when it comes to
maintaining a positive lifestyle change. We strive to make our Brain
activities engaging and polished, so it's easy for you to keep a
consistent brain fitness routine.
If you are looking for ways to stay motivated to work out your brain
on a regular basis, Fit Brains has a variety of fun and rewarding
features to help you maintain interest in doing brain activity on a
regular basis. These features include Trophies, Achievements and
As a Member, you have
access to all Member Leaderboards, Team Games, and all 12 full Brain
In addition to the Fit Brains Index, Brain Points and Brain
Circuits, Here are some of the additional features we offer to our
Achievements and Awards
Trophies - rewarded based on your overall level of accomplishment
for each game.
Achievements - indicate specific areas of exceptional performance
within a game, like Accuracy, Speed, etc.
Fit Brains Community Features
Leaderboards - view your ranking for FBi, Brain Points, Brain
Trivia Leaders or Top 100 Leaders for each game by gender, age and other
What is the Science behind Fit Brains?
Scientists around the world are beginning to agree that stimulating
the brain can improve brain power. Numerous studies have shown that
activities such as interactive games can help maintain key cognitive
Fit Brains was designed by Dr. Paul Nussbaum, national leader in
Brain Health with over 20 years experience in the field of aging. It was
developed on a foundation of existing cognitive training research, and
is backed by a strong scientific Board of Advisors.
Fit Brains is undertaking studies with leading research institutions to
further support our work.
One of the essential concepts at the core of brain fitness is the
concept of "brain reserve," which is also related to the concept of
brain plasticity. At nearly any point of your life, you can strengthen
your brain reserve by doing tasks that are novel and complex and that
stimulate a balanced variety of areas within the brain.
Brain reserve relates to the brain's ability to physically
reorganize itself in response to the demands placed upon it. A brain
with a strong reserve is one that has formed many cellular connections
and is rich in brain cell density. A strong reserve is generally
believed to have the ability to delay the onset of mental deterioration,
such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Simply put, mental diseases must work
longer and harder to manifest in a brain that has built up strong
A healthy brain should look like a lush and vibrant jungle (as
opposed to an island with a single palm tree) because it is full of
cellular connections that are very dense. You might think of a mental
disease like Alzheimer's as a weed-whacker which invades the brain and
begins to do its damage by destroying brain cells. However, it takes AD
a long time to show any impact if it has to destroy a jungle's worth of
brain cell connections. In contrast, AD can manifest itself fairly
quickly after infiltrating a brain with only a relatively few cellular
To learn more about the brain and how it can be
shaped across your entire lifespan, visit our Science Section!
Brain Health Blog
Did you know? Your brain is a highly dynamic system that will react
to the types of input you feed it. Check out our blog
to learn about the latest Brain health information and other
Healthy Brain Lifestyles
To learn more about the importance of brain
health, and simple ways to incorporate a healthy brain lifestyle into
your daily routine, visit our Lifestyles Section!
Do I need to download or install software to play?
Our games work on a variety of Web Browsers and Operating Systems.
The minimum requirement to run our games is Abobe Flash Player, but over
98% of computers have it installed already. If the games won't load, you
may need to install the latest version of the Flash Player found here:
Is Fit Brains a secure website?
Yes. Fit Brains guarentees the security of your personal information
using SSL Secure Internet communication for all personal information and
purchase pages. You will know the page is secure by the "lock icon" on
your screen, as well as the "https" in your browser's URL.
I have forgotten my Password.
If you forget your password, please go to the
Forgot Password Page. Enter your email,
and a new password will be mailed to you within a few minutes. If a new
password does not arrive withing 5-10 minutes, check your junk/spam
folders as the email might have been redirected.
The Games are not loading.
If you are having trouble loading the games, you may need to install
the latest version of the Flash Player found here:
If you already have the latest version of Flash, issues that persist are likely
due to browser caching, which can be solved by clearing the browser cache, and
then refreshing the game page. Click here for instructions
on how to do this.
Can I play games on my Mac?
Yes. As long as you have Adobe Flash Player installed, our games
are designed to work on a variety of Operating Systems.
Some of our games require the use of a keyboard, which occasionally
conflicts with the Safari browser. This often goes away if you restart
Safari or reload the game. Another alternative is to use the free
Firefox Browser found here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Some parts of the website do not work.
In order for your browser to work to it's fullest capabilities, it
Go to the Internet Explorer menu bar and click on:
Tools -> Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click the Custom Level button
Make sure Active Scripting is enabled (near the
bottom of the list).
Go to the Firefox menu bar and click on:
- Tools -> Preferences
- Click the Content tab