MBT rated #1 by Slate.com
On January 5, 2005, Slate.com published their ratings of 10 widely-used brain enhancement tools. These included books, optical stimulation, aural stimulation and software programs. All products and services were rated based upon Efficacy, Difficulty of Use, Irritation Factor, and Fun. The highest rated product/service was (drum roll, please) ... MyBrainTrainer.com. Here's what Slate had to say about MBT:
"If My Brain Trainer, which is billed as "the world's first virtual mental gymnasium" were a real gym, it would have plush towels and state-of-the art elliptical machines. Instead, it has appealing graphics and 14 challenging exercises that stretch different parts of your mind. Want to work on your psychomotor reflexes? How about improving your short-term memory or hand-eye coordination? If you're like me, you'll find yourself doing some exercises because you are good at them, and others because you think you should be better at them, just like at the real gym. I never managed to improve my psychomotor skills, but I progressed steadily on a short-term memory test that required me to remember random strings of letters until I was consistently doing much better than almost everyone else. I knew this because MBT allows each user to measure herself against herself, her age group, all users, and the top performer. It's competitive; it's addictive; and, because it trains some of the same skills as MemWatch tests, it's effective in raising MemWatch scores. Think of it as Pilates for the mind, but more fun. Efficacy=8; Annoyance=0; Difficulty=0; Fun=5. Overall score=+13"
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