Learn about our Online Memory Training Study

Our Mission
Transforming how we think about mental fitness

Imagine if you could see better, think more clearly, improve your memory, and become more intelligent through simple training done on your own computer, smartphone, or tablet. At the University of California, Riverside, we are working to put tools in your hands to help you understand and improve your brain’s fitness.

The UCR Brain Game Center researches, tests, and disseminates evidence-based, scientifically optimized brain fitness games that assist people in real-life activities. The only university-based center focused on the research of brain-training games, we have a track record of making tested procedures publicly available so the world benefits from our innovations.

Under the leadership of Professor Aaron Seitz, the center’s interdisciplinary team includes psychologists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, medical experts, programmers, and artists. The center provides exciting hands-on learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to participate in meaningful research while encouraging entrepreneurial pursuits.

Active projects include:

  • Novel tools to diagnose and rehabilitate central auditory processing deficits
  • Vision training to address vision loss, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and autism
  • Training 30,000 people on working memory to understand individual differences in interventional needs
  • New cognitive assessments to understand individual differences in early childhood STEM achievement
  • Early indicators of dementia and training to promote healthy aging


As featured in Scientific American

Scientific AmericanDoes ‘Brain Training’ Actually Work?
An online citizen science project is recruiting 30,000 volunteers to assess whether exercises to improve memory and attention are valid.


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