These 4 working memory games will have a familiar feel if you are used to playing the classic dual n-back. They are designed to increase your working memory capacity and attention control generally.
As in the Flexibility and Focus games, improvements in this Game should also transfer to gains in IQ – specifically in fluid intelligence (also known as Gf). Fluid intelligence is your reasoning and problem solving ability in novel situations, and is measured by the Raven’s IQ tests and other culture-fair matrices IQ tests.
The basic concept for all the IQ Prime games is the ‘n-back’ which you can learn about here.
In all Levels, the left hand ‘F’ key is used for visual/spatial matches while the ‘L’ key is used for audio (letter sound) matches.
- Level 1 is a single mode n-back – either visual or audio.
- Level 2 is the classic Jaeggi dual n-back – the game that has been studied extensively in terms of its IQ increasing benefits.
- Level 3 is an ‘episodic’ n-back game which forces you to attend to integrated visual and audio information – something you do not have to do in the classic dual n-back. This is expected to improve your ability to form better memories of complex events.
- Level 4 is a ‘shadowing’ n-back game that requires headphones. This is a dual n-back game in which you attend to 2 out of 4 streams of information. It is a challenging task and the most difficult Level of this Game.