By Andrew Liszewski
Thankfully the fitness ‘fad’ that sweeped the continent a few years ago is still going strong from what I’ve seen. But these days it seems even more in vogue to keep your mind in top condition as well. The Brain Trainer mini is a palm-sized device designed to improve your mental capabilities as well as your memory by exercising the prefrontal cortex.
It does this through a series of 4 different games that each have 5 different levels of complexity. These include:
Flash: memorise the 4 numbers that appear on the screen quickly.
Sequence: memorise the numbers that move across the screen quickly.
Catch: catch the block as it moves from left, right, top or bottom.
Blocks: memorise the block shape that appears for an instant.
It’s no Gameboy or DS but by playing even these simple games for a few minutes every day you’ll supposedly improve your attention and memory skills and help your reactions become swifter and more accurate.
The pocket-sized Brain Trainer mini is available from AnyToys UK for about $20.