What effects will I see as a result of training?
IQ Mindware® combines short term / working memory training and training specific to the remaining factors of IQ. The training results in widespread cognitive benefits. These include significant and measurable increases in:
- general intelligence and IQ scores – including verbal, visual-spatial, fluid, and quantitative
- short term /working memory
- attentional focus – and the ability to ignore distractions
In addition, users have noted
- more creative insight in problem solving
The training has resulted in strong improvements in my reasoning, processing speed, short term memory and visual intelligence. My IQ increased 15 points in 4 weeks.
Monica S. Hanson, El Cajon, CA
How can the training help me?
This brain training software improves IQ – your general intelligence (G) and your ability to take IQ tests (such as WAIS-IV) or aptitude tests – such as university or professional entrance exams, or job aptitude tests.
Increases in general intelligent transfer to many dimensions of life. IQ is correlated with educational and career success, income and even health measures.
We have found that motivated students, professionals and entrepreneurs benefit most from this software, helping them attain their goals and further their achievements.
For one person’s experience of using i3 Mindware®, click for their IQ increase review here.
Are the IQ gains permanent?
The best part about the training is that it’s permanent. After the 20 sessions you see above I did no training for a full 8 months to see if I’d forget the skill and have to start over. The results were an astounding OPPOSITE of what I expected, as if my brain had further optimized itself during the 8 months off.
Can I continue training beyond the 20 days?
Yes – training with our software can be unlimited. Scientists have looked at the effects of 20 days of training, but not beyond this, and greater IQ gains are entirely possible. There are additional settings – different speeds, and numbers instead of letters, to keep the training interesting and motivating.
Do I have to complete all the brain teasers? Does it matter?
No, the brain teasers are an add-on option, and you can train with just the n-back exercise if you prefer. However, doing the brain teasers will result in substantial practice effects for IQ test questions.
What makes our software better than others in the brain training market?
All our software makes use of the only dual n-back software that has been developed by a cognitive neuroscientist led team and that replicates the single proven Jaeggi training method that increases short term memory and IQ [paper here].
But the Jaeggi dual n-back has well-recognized limitations, both in terms of brain training and motivation. Our n-back algorithm as well as our performance indicators, user database and IQ brain teasers, significantly optimize training – substantially improving on the original Jaeggi method, both for training effectiveness and motivation and maximum neuroplasticity effects. Most importantly, HighIQPro provides a dual n-back version that overcomes the serious chunking problem of the Jaeggi task. Chunking is when the user holds ‘chunks’ of n-back information in mind with ‘catch-up’ gaps in-between, giving the appearance of increased mental capacity when in fact there have been no real gains.
In addition, the IQ questions / brainteasers that are integrated into the i3 Mindware® training program have been carefully designed by psychologists and have a scientific basis. They exercise all 5 factors of your IQ – verbal/crystallized intelligence, fluid intelligence, visual-spatial intelligence, processing speed and short-term/working memory. In addition they train quantitative intelligence and general intelligence.
Because IQ Mindware® is scientifically designed, we can be confident in offering our IQ and memory increase money-back guarantee. We are the only company that offers a guarantee for increasing brain power.
The multiple language settings, multi-speed settings, letters vs numbers mode and error feedback are also unique, and significantly optimize training.
There are numerous additional services that are provided in addition to the software. See Specifications.
Can I increase my IQ in less than 20 days?
We have found that you can gain substantially in IQ from 12 days of training up to 20 days. Some individuals have a faster learning curve, and have experienced dramatic gains in as few as 5 training sessions. But the normal time is 20 days for all the guaranteed gains, both in IQ and short term memory.
What do I do in the training program?
It is a streaming short-term memory task, involving keeping track of audio and visual information simultaneously. Designing this n-back task as an effective brain training method took more than a decade of research in cognitive science.
Working memory is short term memory for holding in mind items of information to perform a task while ignoring distractions. It is the memory system used in reasoning and problem solving – the core of your IQ. It is also the system involved in prioritizing goals, self-control and will power. In the training you are exercising your working memory in a task called the ‘dual n-back’. It is an exercise that continually adapts to your level of practice, with quantitative, graphical feedback on your performance which helps with motivation.
In addition to the dual n-back training, after each daily session there are stimulating brain teasers that build on all five factors of your IQ – including verbal and spatial intelligence.
Is the brain training difficult? Is it fun?
i3 Mindware® cannot be too difficult or too easy, regardless of your starting ability, because it adapts its difficulty level. The program continually adjusts to match your current ability level based on the feedback it gets on your performance. This ensures that the task always remains challenging and motivating. Some people think it is fun and even addictive. Others find it difficult, but rewarding. This training software results in real gains in intelligence, and results in real changes in your brain; like physical exercise, it involves a commitment, but like physical exercise, it can be a buzz – particularly if you are training with others.
The brain teasers are designed to be motivating and stimulating as well as instructive.
Can I take breaks in the 20 day training program?
You can take 2 days break for every week’s training, but we do not suggest having larger breaks to get the full training benefits. It doesn’t matter how these two days are spaced out.
Is i3 Mindware useful for university or professional entrance exams?
This training is highly recommended for senior high school students who are preparing for college / university entrance exams. University entrance exams – such as the SATs or GREs – are in large part IQ tests. This training is good for any exam requiring analytic problem solving skills.
If English is not my native language, can I use this software?
The training exercise has a visual and an audio component. Language is not needed for the visual component. For the audio, there are English, Italian, German and Spanish language options. There is no language comprehension required.
Is there an affiliate program?
Yes. Details of this program can be found here.