Lumos Labs researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Stanford and San Francisco State Universities, have published a groundbreaking study in the Mensa Research Journal. This is the first peer-reviewed, controlled trial to demonstrate that web-based cognitive training can significantly enhance cognitive performance in healthy adults.
Participants in the study were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a training intervention group or a waitlist control group. Intervention group participants did Lumosity training 20 minutes a day for 5 weeks. At the end of the period, they saw significant improvements on tests of visual attention and working memory (20% and 10%, respectively). Control participants, on the other hand, did not undergo Lumosity training and did not improve.