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.

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What's New

Version 6.11

This update fixes a bug in an assessment for our research partners.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Fun app, but horrible to navigate


I came across this app after reading a news article that said it’s one of the few brain apps that research has shown to be effective for its intended purpose. Different games within the app are fun to play and after limited use I believe they do improve my mental skills. In that regard I’d rate the app five stars. However, I rate it one star due to the frustrations involved with navigating through the different training sessions and getting the app to work like it should. One shouldn’t need to call an app’s tech support to get the audio to work on an iPad. Also very irritating is the subscription box that often continuously pops up and won’t go away when I try to launch a new game. Seems like the developers of this app got the hard part right by developing games that are entertaining and effective, but failed on the easy part of developing a user interface that facilitates easy navigation through the app. At times I wonder if this was done intentionally by thinking users might pay for the subscription in hopes that the user interface problems will go away under the paid subscription mode. Unfortunately I like the app enough that I’ll likely test this theory.

Games GREAT. App UI is atrocious

Petro 23856

I’ve been participating in the games in this app for about a month. I find the games and the training quite useful and helpful. I also like the statistics that it provides based on my progress.

But the app, though good in its ability to render games accurately, has little bugs all over the place that make it feel like it’s a half done product. Four instance, today is marked off as completed, and when I swiped backwards to see how I did last week, it changed the date to January 2012. That is obviously not last week.

That is just one of many little things that make the app annoying. I will continue playing the games because I can put these little annoyances aside, however for a company to have an app that basic functionality does not work properly is ridiculous. If it can’t do it correctly, simply remove that feature from the app. Make it so that to see your progress you have to go to the website. I would much preferThe app to do what it does well and leave everything else off rather than having an app that does somethings really well and others ridiculously poorly.

Developer Response

I am sorry to hear you were having trouble with the website progress page on Safari. It sounds like when you swiped the calendar on the progress page you moved it back to January 2012. Thank you for letting us know that this interface can be confusing. We will update it. Please let us know if you see other issues by contacting us at

Enunciation Problem


So far, I have been using the games daily and am finding that some of the syllable and pronunciation games to be terrible. One woman’s voice I can barely understand because it is difficult to decipher which word she is saying. Another I just played was just as bad. The words come quicker and the first letter of like words is omitted so all you hear is the second and third letters of the word, which are identical. I wind up getting everything wrong even when using earphones when the game speeds up. Maybe it will get better once I am used to playing them, but right now I am having real difficulty with the speakers’ enunciation, not to mention some of the words themselves being used.


Posit Science
115.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Posit Science Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. BrainHQ $13.99
  2. BrainHQ $94.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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