Brainwell's 50+ games have been developed by our team of scientists to challenge your mind. The “brain map” attached to every exercise highlights in a simplified way the area of the brain challenged by a particular game.Face Ace challenges Visual Memory. Visual Memory is important for memorizing the location of places and routes. You use visual skills when you estimate distances, navigate through a city or pick out differing facial features. Research shows visual skills are reliant on two cortical pathways. The ventral pathway projecting from the occipital lobe to the temporal lobe processes the identity of an object (the "what") while the dorsal pathway projecting from the occipital lobe to the parietal lobe processes its location (the "where"). Visual Memory also involves the hippocampus, which is highlighted on the “brain map”. With its growing pool of faces to identify and remember, Face Ace is designed to challenge your Visual Memory.Research shows that voluntary selective attention engages regions of the prefrontal cortex and parietal lobes, as well as a number of subcortical structures and the brainstem. These regions are highlighted on the “brain map”. Visual Search engages a frontoparietal network of brain regions. Shape Chef's substantial menu is designed to challenge your Selective Attention and Visual Search.Runaway Reef challenges Impulse Control, which is also called response inhibition, as well as selective attention. Impulse Control is important in many life situations such as not interrupting people during a conversation or not over-ordering food in a restaurant when you are on a diet. Selective Attention is important when you are reading a book in a noisy environment. Research shows that impulse control and response inhibition engages a network of regions in the prefrontal cortex, which are highlighted on the “brain map”. Attention relies on a network involving the frontal lobes, the parietal lobes, and the brainstem. With its rapidly shifting directions, Runaway Reef is designed to challenge your Impulse Control and Selective Attention.Bubble Babble challenges language skills by improving vocabulary. Effective use of language is essential in every part of modern life, from writing e-mails to making business presentations to writing college term papers. An expanded vocabulary can allow for more varied and precise communication. Research shows that semantic processing activates a network of temporal, parietal, and frontal cortical regions in the left hemisphere. These regions are highlighted on the “brain map.” Bubble Babble is designed to challenge language skills by exposing the brain to new words and their meanings.Color Roll primarily challenges Visual and Spatial skills. It challenges Visual Processing, the ability to interpret and understand visual information; and Spatial Awareness, the ability to process relative positioning and locations. Visual Processing is a constantly used skill - the ability to quickly take stock of and visually understand our surroundings, whether watching a soccer game or monitoring traffic while driving. Spatial Awareness is important when navigating unfamiliar environments or trying to follow directions - a crucial skill when traveling from point A to point B. Visual and Spatial skills are supported by two cortical pathways, one for the "what" and one for the "where." The ventral pathway projects from the occipital lobe to the temporal lobe and is responsible for the "what," i.e. processing the identity of an object. Spatial processing (the "where") is supported by the dorsal pathway which projects from the occipital lobe to the parietal lobe. Both these pathways are highlighted on the “brain map”. Color Roll, with its dizzying array of colors, is designed to challenge Visual Processing and Spatial Awareness.Odd Man Out challenges the ability to think in categories and analyze visual information systematically. The ability to think in categories is important to problem-solve logically. Research shows that these mental skills rely on a network of regions in the frontal and parietal lobes. These regions are highlighted on the “brain map”. Odd Man Out and its cast of dozens are designed to challenge Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.