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Memorize a deck of cards!

  • Utilize the ancient memory palace technique to memorize a complete, shuffled deck of cards!
  • Anyone can do it with practice! Boost your confidence!
  • Learn the intricacies of your own mind, to a boggling degree!
  • See how exciting characters from Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Arthurian legend, Greek mythology and more can be used to memorize playing cards

We also have a game meant to strengthen working (short-term) memory, called cute n-back.

Want an Android version? Use this form to be notified or if you are interested in being a beta tester when a release is available.

Recommended reading: Moonwalking with Einstein, Tricks of the Mind, The Memory Book.

Forget Anxiety

  • Recent studies (2010-) show that anxiety may be caused by an attentional bias
  • A strangely simple task has been shown to reduce anxiety in studies by treating this bias for most participants
  • You will be shown two stimuli briefly, then asked to tap on part of the screen. Repeat.

We have another app specialized for social anxiety

  • References
  • Bar-Haim, Y. (2010). Research review: Attention Bias Modification (ABM): A novel treatment for anxiety disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 859–870.
  • Hakamata, Y., Lissek, S., Bar-Haim, Y., Britton, J., Fox, N. A., Leibenluft, E., Ernst, M. & Pine, D. S. (2010). Attention Bias Modification Treatment: A Meta-Analysis Toward the Establishment of Novel Treatment for Anxiety. Biological Psychiatry, 68(11), 982-990.
  • MacLeod, C., Rutherford, E., Campbell, L., Ebsworthy, G. & Holker, L. (2002). Selective attention and emotional vulnerability: Assessing the causal basis of their associationi through the experimental manipulation of attentional bias. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111(1), 107-123.

Forget Social Anxiety

  • Recent studies (2010-) report a simple retraining task for social anxiety
  • People who experience some social anxiety may have a cognitive bias toward social threat cues.
  • A simple cue task has been found to be effective to retrain your mind from attentional bias. Use it for 10 minutes twice weekly to be consistent with published research

We also have an app intended for generalized anxiety

  • References
  • Amir, N., Beard, C., Taylor, C.T., Klumpp, H., Elias, J., Burns, M., et al. (2009). Attention training in individuals with generalized social phobia: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 961–973.
  • Amir, N., Weber, G., Beard, C., Bomyea, J., & Taylor, C.T. (2008). The effect of a single-session attention modification program on response to a public-speaking challenge in socially anxious individuals. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 11, 860–868.
  • Bar-Haim, Y. (2010). Research Review: Attention Bias Modification (ABM): A novel treatment for anxiety disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 859–870.
  • Hakamata, Y., Lissek, S., Bar-Haim, Y., Britton, J., Fox, N. A., Leibenluft, E., Ernst, M. & Pine, D. S. (2010). Attention Bias Modification Treatment: A Meta-Analysis Toward the Establishment of Novel Treatment for Anxiety. Biological Psychiatry, 68(11), 982-990.

Improve your intelligence

  • n-back users show an increase in intelligence scores in some studies, though results vary
  • Working memory is sometimes found to be a better predictor of success than intelligence alone
  • Some enthusiasts claim n-back gave them improved concentration.
  • There are adorable kittens!

Interested in long-term memory skills as well? We have an amazing game that will train you in a mnemonic system using characters from Alice in Wonderland, Greek mythology and more in a memory palace, called Avatar Ace.

  • References
  • Alloway, T.P. & Alloway, R. G. (2010). Investigating the predictive roles of working memory and IQ in academic attainment. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106, 20-29.
  • Kyllonen, P.C. & Christal, R.E. (1990). Reasoning ability is (little more than) working-memory capacity?! Intelligence, 14, 4, 389-433.
  • Jaeggi, S.M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J. & Perrig, W.J. (2008). Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 19, 6829-6833.

Improve your social life

  • The same thing as our social anxiety app in some studies, though results vary
  • But only with attractive female stimuli
  • Hopefully if you have social anxiety around attractive women, this will help

Check out our general social anxiety app.