A new resource to sharpen your mind.

brain-hq-brain-trainingThe library is excited to announce a new online resource: BrainHQ.

Think of it like a workout for your mind.

A recent AARP survey reports 9 in 10 people say brain health is important, but few know how to maintain it. BrainHQ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. Our brains are at their peak performance at age 27, but through continual learning and challenge we can help remodel our brains and function maximally, so we can lead the life we want.

BrainHQ is an online suite of 27 exercises with 840+ levels of training organized around the 6 core cognitive areas of Attention, Brain Speed, Memory, People Skills, Intelligence and Navigation. Exercises are delivered in short 2 minute or less segments, adapting speed and delivery to your performance.  A private, personal dashboard visualizes your performance and provides feedback and suggestions on areas of focus.

Through training you too can gain 10 years improvement in memory, experience increased visual and auditory processing, improve reaction time, and even decrease medical costs.

Get started by creating your private account with BrainHQ, and light up your brain. Training is available online, or by downloading an app to your iPhone or iPad. The Android app is under development.

You can always find the link to BrainHQ under our Specialty Resources section of the website.  Give that page a browse as you may find some other helpful resources like access to Ancestry.com, Consumer Reports and Rosetta Stone.

If you have any trouble setting up your BrainHQ account just let a library staff person know (618-632-3783 or reference@ofpl.info).  You’ll need to login with your library card number and PIN (typically this is the last 4-digits of your phone number).  From there you are free to dive in and sharpen your mind!

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