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Welcome. We're focusing on helping people improve their brains at all ages. The inspiration is simple: get information on your brain; the CPU in your head, just as easily as you get information on everything else.  Now you can track your brain by following changes in cognition over time. 

Our science-based tests and games work on any computer. 

Free:  All of our services are accessible and include a wide array of games and tests for your brain.


Our technology and web service combines disciplines: education, neuroscience, computer science, genetics, and  ECTs (Elementary Cognitive Tasks).  Recent research has been concentrated at Stanford University and has resulted in published journal articles in the area of cognitive impairment and genetics, as well as several invited presentations at the premiere neuropsychological conferences.

Our research page lets you to explore and learn more about the technology. We develop extensible web services while we release new mind-related games, and from time-to-time license to 3rd parties for specific purposes.
You  have the option of playing a few casual games as you wish, taking a challenging scientific test, completing a series of neuropsychologist-developed games, or using games and tests on your website. Becoming a Partner is easy both for small sites and large publishers.    


Partially supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), research has been completed at Stanford University, University of California, Irvine;and the Scripps Research Institue. Other institutions include  University of Western Ontario, and the Swinburne University. Our studies involve use of patent-protected speed-of-processing exercises for the brain in numerous domains including community-dwelling older adults, students, clinical trials, individuals receiving MRI therapy; and at E3,  'gamers' playing Halo 2 concurrently with the ECTs.  Read more on the research

People and Population:

Cognitive Labs is one of the world's largest and most flexible suites of web applications concerned with the brain and cognitive fitness.
It has accelerated from zero in 2005 to almost 20 million visitors as of June 2011.

Dr. Michael Addicott 
is the founder and Managing Director of Cognitive Labs, a brain training network. He's lectured and traveled widely around the world. He is a Founder of MySpace and several other start-up enterprises, including one focused on deciphering the cues that will enable high-speed space travel.

Dr. Wes Ashford is a researcher in memory and the brain at Stanford University and the U.S. V.A. in Palo Alto and one of the leading authorities on Alzheimer's Disease and its causes. He received his M.D. from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, JAMA and others.

Global Cognitive Map - Participate

1. Memory and Brain Speed

Tests for My Memory | Games for My Memory

2. My Attention and Brain Speed

Test for Attention | Test for Focus and Concentration | Games for Attention
3. My Genes

Our genes, as encoded in our DNA strands, form a kind of blueprint or program for who we are. Scientists are beginning to understand how genes contain clues to ills or diseases we may face later on in life. For memory, there is a particular gene known as APOE that scientists have discovered  tells us our risk for memory loss. Some people have APOE types that are at increased risk compared to others, such  as the APOEe4-allele gene, which carries a significantly greater risk for Memory Loss due to Alzheimer's, and a greater chance of suffering  from early Memory Loss. Scientists believe that APOEe4-an early human gene, is more effective at metabolizing fats in a scarce environment, but in today's nutrient-rich society can lead to difficulties. Our diet and lifestyle may be causing a bug, if you will, in our genetic program. Finding out about your genes can be a good idea, for Memory Loss and a variety of other potential illnesses including heart disease.

4. Games

People of all ages enjoy playing games. Our goal at Cognitive Labs is to provide the widest variety and selection of cognitive games anywhere - both developed by us and also independent game developers. These games fit  with regular test-taking and exercising and your other online activities including searching, reading news, and checking email.  Feel free to bookmark the pages after you sign up. If you are interested in joining our developer program, simply email us.

5. Ages

The games and tests can be enjoyed by anyone. Many of our users interested in memory are 35 and over; our casual game users range in age from college-age to over 100.  Some features, games and tests are likely to appeal to some segments of our membership more than others. You have veto power. We add and remove games based on user suggestion.
Click on the Age group that describes you:
Some content areas:

Test Center
Games - All Games
Memory TV - Select Pictures

Expert Links:

Mayo Clinic
Stanford/VA Alzheimer Center
Alzheimer's Association