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    Has anyone started experiencing diminishing returns? I've been doing Lumosity for about 2 years now; my scores on a lot of the games aren't improving.......

  • #2
    Oh, yes....I think I have reached my limit on some of the games. On level 14 Pet Dectective.

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    • #3
      If Lumosity threw money at me, I am positive my scores would improve.

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      • #4
        I thought it was only me. I used to get scores to brag about quite a bit but I have gone right downhill. Discouraging.

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        • #5
          Your brain is getting a workout even if your score is not improving. And...where else can you get so much fun and angst for a buck a week?

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          • #6
            After two and half months I'm already starting to level out on some of the app games. However, I'm confident I'll see some improvement with practice and time.
            I really need to improve in the memory category. I just downloaded Dual N - Back. I plan to stick to the recommended 20 -25 minutes a day, 4 - 5 days a week with hopes of seeing a notable improvement in the memory games, as well as other games that would benefit from having a better short term memory.

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            • AnnaBanana
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              There is a topic about n-back in this sub-forum. Dual n-back is difficult. There are some Lumosity games that incorporate n-back, and are more fun (relatively) to play ie. Memory Match.

            • Gore
              Gore commented
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              Thank you AnnaBanana

              Unfortunately, I am not having any fun playing any of the memory games. That is why I thought I would commit my time to n-back for a while. If it can really help improve my short term memory, I think I would enjoy the Lumosity games. For instance, Pinball Recall is sort of fun, but I am so bad at it that I can't enjoy it enough to play the 15 trials needed to finish a game.

              I have a question... Are n-back and dual n-back one in the same, or is there a program simply named n-back? I could not find anything to download except dual n-back. If there is an easier version I would definitely prefer to start with that.

            • Evan
              Evan commented
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              dual n-back is just the next level of n-back. I believe that Memory Match is n-back and Memory Match Overdrive is dual n-back. I suppose there is also triple n-back and higher, but they are outside capabilities humans.

            • Gore
              Gore commented
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              Thanks Evan... I guess playing those game for 20 minutes or so, 4 or 5 days a week will be just as good as n-back then.
              N-back does seem a little primitive.

          • #7
            I'm coming up on my renewal and wondering the same. I enjoy the games so much though, that even if it doesn't help me, I think it's still worth it.

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            • #8
              Don't worry too much about your score. Eventually everyone will peak, and from there the only way is down. I believe that Lumosity is not about improving LPI, but from just giving your brain the exercise that it needs. Play every day for the rest of your life, and your brain will be healthy for the rest of your life.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Guest View Post
                I'm coming up on my renewal and wondering the same. I enjoy the games so much though, that even if it doesn't help me, I think it's still worth it.
                decided to renew. I would really miss my daily brain work outs. Need to work on getting some REAL exercise though!

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                • #10
                  The Brain Entertainment exercise people say things like exercising at the same time every day improves results. People here have said switching hands, helps.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Guest View Post
                    I thought it was only me. I used to get scores to brag about quite a bit but I have gone right downhill. Discouraging.
                    I'm right there with you to the point that I am not doing the designated "test' every day( I think I have already said that somewhere on one of these pages) and am roaming through the whole page of games offered, trying to re-learn some of the games that I haven't touched in months. I got the idea from someone who doesn't do the testing and works off the whole page. We get the same scoring but a lot of the tension is gone. I do the games that I enjoy and then, because I know I should, work on some that I'm not very good at. I lost 8 points in Star Search and am taking time to get the score back that I had. I think 'tenacious' is the word I'm looking for.

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                    • #12
                      I'm finding now, after months of training that it's increasingly difficult to get a top score are even a top 5 score. At first it bothered me and my overall LPI suffered a bit. Rather than getting frustrated, I just worked on doing the best I could and move on to the next game (I do just the five daily recommendations).

                      After a week or so, I was back up to my high LPI. Frustration is your worst enemy. Concentration and dedication, your best friend.

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                      • #13
                        I've played Lumosity on and off for around three years and my scores haven't improved majorly since the first three months.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by kiwi1001 View Post
                          I've played Lumosity on and off for around three years and my scores haven't improved majorly since the first three months.
                          Exactly my situation. Best I can do now is to maintain peak LPI and hope it doesn't drop!

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                          • kiwi1001
                            kiwi1001 commented
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                            yes eventually I just remembered close to where my top five scores were in most of the games, and would reset if I wasn't on pace, or within a couple thousand of pace. some of the games even if you get a top five score it will drop you lpi, so I have to avoid those games all together.

                        • #15
                          Am feeling frustrated as I seem to have reached a plateau of scores, fingers just won't work any faster on the speed or flexibility games and the pets won't go back to their homes only bonus is the familiar faces are sticking in my memory. Guess I have to persist.

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                          • #16
                            I've subscribed to Lumosity since 2014, and when I see what my scores were then compared to now, I can see where my reflexes and memory have diminished somewhat. I wish there were some way I could be tested now to see what a new level of "good" would be, because comparing myself to the way I was 6 years ago is a little depressing - when one is 77 years old, it's hard to maintain scores that were accomplished when one was 71......

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                            • #17
                              I know exactly how you feel -- I too find my scores, particularly with the games where speed and reflexes are required, seem to be going down. So what is the new norm?

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                              • #18
                                Is it just us degrading slowly or could it be that Lumosity has an algorithm that makes is increasingly harder to keep a high score as a way to keep its clients hooked?

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                                • HappyKlown
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                                  Once we peak, the only way is down!

                              • #19
                                I started to get hooked on Train of Thought 9 months ago. Quickly got to level 14 and scores keep improving quite steadily. On a typical week I play around 4-6 hours according to my screentime report (I play on an iPhone 6S).

                                Directing 90 trains seemed unreal a few months ago. Right now I’m at 82, so it’s not that unreal after all.

                                Interestingly, my score tend to improve most when I give the game a few days rest (tapering?) then play every other day only.

                                What triggered this post was a near-perfect game 5 minutes ago which topped my previous high of 79 with this new record 82!

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                                • CarlosTheJackal
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                                  That is a GREAT score. Congrats man!

                                • AnnaBanana
                                  AnnaBanana commented
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                                  Incredible...

                              • #20
                                I review many of the stats reflecting how I'm doing from time-to-time, but there's one screen of stats I review every day after I complete my assigned exercises. It's kind of hidden, but I find it the most informative. Some of you might know of it, others not. (I played a year or more before I stumbled across it.) ─ Go to "Training History," either from a menu if there's one on the page you're on, or on the "Home" screen point to the "Training Calendar," top right. Click on the words "View Training History" on the screen now covering the calendar. Click on the square for today with the caret (▲) pointing up at it. A gear will turn and you'll access "Details of the Day," where you'll find a variety of stats specifically for your activity that day. I don't understand how some of them are derived, but generally find that screen most informative on what I've just played.

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