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 6,042 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:



  • could be better

    By Zimmerthan
    the graphics feel like something from the late 90s, which isn’t cute. maybe that’s a “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” mentality, but honestly it just looks like like brainHQ is broke (monetarily), since it doesn’t look like it has been updated since the conception of this company/app. also some of the instructions on the games could use better instructions. but other than that it’s okay, i guess.
  • Am new

    By TexasBiff
    Don’t know the questions to ask.
  • Great brain games proven to improve brain function

    By superhertz
    I’ve been playing different brain games this is the most challenging! It’s sure to keep my synapses on fire!!
  • It Helps and is fun

    By LadyRuby34
    I’ve been using this program as part of my brain therapy for over a year. Although, I still have a long ways to go towards improving my memory and other critical brain functions I lost while in the service. It’s hard work but worth the effort of getting better versus daily frustrations. Frustrations such as inability to follow conversations, forgetting faces, names, things to and other critical daily functions. I had to combine another program to help with also improving other parts of my brains. But Brain fitness is well worth the time.
  • Brain Hq

    By 77695@Mo
    I started Brain HQ because I suffered severe memory loss of unknown origin. My neurologist suggested I go online and try some of the brain games available there. I receive several newsletters from various university medical schools and one of them suggested brain hq. I was born with partial vision in one eye and double division was one of the first games that came up first. I didn’t see any way I could do that game. They advised me to keep trying. I don’t get perfect scores but I am making steady progress. 77694@Mo
  • Brain Lessons

    By brainfirst
    I love anything brain improvement related and I want to improve my brain.
  • App has no sound but requires sound

    By B1942
    Can’t play.
  • Audio issues

    By DonB2
    Audio clues hard to understand and poor graphics. Parts of words obscured etc. Some games are fun.
  • HQ will help your Brain.

    By VanDeburgh
    BrainHQ is a challenge. Looking for a way t sharpen your perceptions, Brain HQ is just the tool. This app challenges the user to expand and discipline the mind and sharpen focus. Give it a try.
  • Keep on trying!

    By Gingercany
    I had a small stroke a month ago, and they said I should try this site that is used by our town’s Senior classes. I’m amazed how hard some skills are, but I am grateful to have this. I know they are touching skills I need; I know I’ll be stronger. Lots of people keep coming to the class each year; I think I’ll use it for a long time!