Lumosity Memory Match
Hi there, I'm really struggling to make any progress on Lumosity's Memory Match... do you have any tips?
PS. I'm really impressed with your brain profile
NOTE: I no longer recommend Lumosity brain training. Unfortunately the Lumosity company has been plagued by numerous customer complaints
. Worse yet, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined Lumosity
$2 million for deceptive practices.
I think Lumosity management is trying to turn the company around, but the scandals left a bad taste in my mouth.
Memory Match is absolutely one of the most challenging of Lumosity's brain games. It's also one of my favorites, because Memory Match trains IQ and intelligence as proven by research.
When I first started playing Memory Match, it was indeed very hard and somewhat frustrating. What I noticed, though, is that with persistence my brain began to adapt to the game.
Over time (it took awhile) my brain came to understand what was expected, and I was eventually able to hold the missing, invisible shape-pattern in memory more easily.
Thus my main suggestion to you is to practice, practice, and practice some more. Play a session or two of Memory Match every day for a week, and it will get easier.
Here are some additional Memory Match tips from other Lumosity users:
Play the Memory Match Overload version, then come back. It will be much easier for you than before.
Being accurate and fast helps you get bonus points!
Give the shapes a number, and when it appears, say
it to yourself. Keep repeating the numbers of the two shapes. Then skip them as you go. For example: 1,3 then 3, 3 then 3, 2. This way you will always know if the current shape's number equals the first one on the left.
It's more important to be accurate than fast.
Watch for repeating patterns such as AAA... and ABABAB...
Say a name for the color that is fading into the left box.
If you've forgotten -- better to guess NOT A MATCH than MATCH (better odds!)
There's an optimal speed where you haven't quite forgotten the two prior shapes.
Say them to yourself, white, red... and watch the pattern.
At the first, I found this very hard. Then, I started slowly, not going for scores or anything, and just trying to improve my memory. Slowly I started to remember things better, and started to improve. So forget about high scores, and just improve your memory! Later you will get better scores, too.
I hope you found some of these suggestions helpful. That last one is probably the most important.
I'm looking forward to trying Memory Match Overload. It is going to be intense. However, I haven't yet because that game scares me.
If you want to try another crazy-hard game for memory and intelligence, check out Dual N-Back. That one almost made my brain burst.
Because it was the prototype for Memory Lane, Dual N-Back is kind of hidden on the Lumosity site. It isn't listed on the Games tab, but you can find it on the Courses > Peak Performance tab.