By Posit Science

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-12-10
  • Current Version: 6.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 110.57 MB
  • Developer: Posit Science
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,922 Ratings


Train your brain with BrainHQ from Posit Science—the most rigorous program available for better brain health, and the only one backed by more than 100 scientific papers showing benefits - including the breakthrough NIH-funded ACTIVE study. Now with new features that contribute to your brain fitness success!

 BrainHQ represents the culmination of 30 years of research in neuroscience and brain health. Top scientists from around the world helped to develop and test the BrainHQ exercises. The result: a training system that comprehensively improves brain performance, from the most basic elements of perception through the most complex elements of memory, attention, and cognitive function.

 No other brain fitness program can match BrainHQ in scientific proof. More than 100 publications from independent, randomized controlled trials have shown that the exercises and assessments in BrainHQ drive real change. These changes include: • cognitive improvements, such as better memory and faster processing speed • real-world improvements, including safer driving and improved quality of life • physical brain changes, like healthier white matter and more coordinated neurons. 
 All of this means that BrainHQ works—in laboratory studies, and in the lives of everyday people:

 •"BrainHQ is a no-brainer must-have in my book…This training has expanded my visual, fine-tuned my audio and even my reflexes seem to be getting faster. BrainHQ is fun and gives me the challenges I need to keep my brain working out on a daily basis." - C. MacDonald

 •"Only a few months into the BrainHQ exercises the difference is clear, this isn’t left to speculation, I saw drastic improvements…and my family has noticed a strong improvement." - A. Amitrano

 And leading publications agree: “Our testers concluded that Posit's product—one of the few so far to undergo clinical trials and peer-reviewed research—had the firmest scientific grounding.” - Wall Street Journal
 The BrainHQ app helps you set and achieve your brain training goals—so it not only works, it works for you.
 Each exercise adapts to your performance and gets more challenging as your performance improves, just like a personal trainer for your brain.
 The training is designed to fit into your life: train for just 5 minutes in your spare time, or do a complete workout in an hour. 
BrainHQ is a free download, and includes a free exercise every day. 
For full access, we offer the following recurring subscription options:

 1 month: $13.99
 1 year: $94.99

 These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country or residence. 

Monthly subscription are billed once per month, and an annual subscriptions are billed once per year. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use:



  • Is it really helping?

    By tra due guanciali
    I have no idea. I've been using this app for around a year, and the exercises are fun, challenging, and not infrequently frustrating. Also, the app can be rather "buggy." The developers support their assertions that it will promote brain health with research that is published in scientific journals. So I continue to use it, but I'm taking it on faith that brainhq is really doing me any good. I don't feel especially smarter, quicker, or more confident. Thus, the three stars.
  • Restoring my mind from TBI

    By T1856392
    Got into a car wreck 6 months ago and thinking, focusing and talking have been difficult. My therapist referred me to using this app and it has helped quite a bit. Slow process to get back to where I was, but this app will do the trick.
  • Not for everyone inclusively

    By LizHarp1
    I have encountered at least 3 of these activities that require you to “Listen carefully”. Well, those of us who are deaf and/or have moderate to severe and profound hearing losses can’t “Listen carefully”, especially to computerized voices. However, we do have a greater chance of loss of some cognitive functioning due to social isolation. It would be helpful to have a version that doesn’t include listening skills for people who can’t do those or an alternate choice when those types of activities are presented. I certainly wouldn’t use the subscription version due to not being able to fully utilize it.
  • Disappointed😢

    By Oceanrose28
    Although the concept is good and I have enjoyed the training, I am having a terrible time swiping. Swiping does not always work. Would a stylus work better? I am also utilizing another brain app and the swiping is never a problem. Also, the app will just quit all of a sudden. I’ve deleted the app and retrieved from the cloud and it continues to malfunction.
  • Focusing

    By Tcavebear
    Not only do I practice for brain exercise but if I feel stressed I will pull it out and do a an exercise and it seems to help me regain my focus.
  • Review if Brain hq

    By StarsandMoons
    I, after doing a session until the end can actually sense the difference in my driving after after doing a brain session in Navigation. My driving became really good and cognitively very aware. I caught myself checking all mirrors, and driving much more consciously. Also, after other brain sessions I was able to adapt and adopt whatever the Brain hq session was about. For short term memory I was able to remember telephone numbers right after seeing the telephone numbers and was able to recall without any deterrence. I am going to subscribe soon. Everyone should do so. Sure helps me!!! Thank you and hope to get really good at the sessions.
  • Great app

    By Lucy Caron
    I enjoy training and especially seeing my improvement!
  • Love BrainHQ

    By lilys eyes
    I am a senior citizen - worried about mental decline. I have bee doing this program for a couple of months and I have noticed improvement in my daily life. In driving. My reaction times are faster and I feel more secure in noticing other cars and distractions. Thanks HQ for making my world a bit safer. Any suggestions for helping me remember where I put my coffee cup or eye glasses?
  • Fun but crashes on iPad Air

    By Cat223c
    I enjoy the games. Very little documentation. iPad app crashes routinely. Either the screen goes dark and does not respond or completely disappears to the home screen. Support advises reinstalling which didn’t help for me. Luckily the crashes occur between sessions so I don’t lose progress.
  • Rating

    By clnagrl1
    I am upgrading my review. The workers helping me were very helpful, It took me awhile to realize what they were saying, but that was me. Thank you