We recently shared some studies on the positive effects of learning languages when it comes to brain health and performance or the prevention of mental aging. Now Lumosity, a startup that creates games to train your brain announced a new $31.5 million funding round, bringing the total raised to $70 million.
Lumosity launched in 2007 and since then the team has created over 40 different games that aim to enhance the brain’s performance in memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing and problem solving. According to TechCrunch the average user sees a 10% increase in working memory and a 20% increase in divided attention when playing Lumosity games for 10 hours which I think is pretty impressive.
Over 25 million users subscribed to Lumosity with paying subscribers in more than 180 countries and a 25% quarter-over-quarter revenue growth since its launch.
When you sign up for an account, you also create a personalized brain training program based on your preferences and needs. Though Lumosity is not a classic language learning tool I think it is a great addition as the games will help to improve your memory and performance in general.
And there are also several games around words like Rhyme Workout, Word Sort, Word Bubbles Rising and Word Bubbles which you can try for free.