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.

Monthly subscription are billed once per month, and an annual subscriptions are billed once per year. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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What’s New

Version 7.0

In this update, we're launching a new look and feel for BrainHQ. After interviewing many BrainHQ users—both veteran users and people new to the program—we designed the new BrainHQ to make it easier to find the training you want, track your progress towards your weekly goal, and see what you’ve accomplished. Of course, we maintained the scientific integrity of the program throughout. We think it’s a big improvement, and hope you do, too!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

HonestGirl10 ,

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.

Petro 23856 ,

Games GREAT. App UI is atrocious

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

geoffhom ,

Too inconsistent. Not optimistic about app improving.

Update: They have updated some exercises now, and the website UI was updated (hopefully soon the app UI). So I upped to 3 stars. You can at least test it a little yourself. I wish they had some sort of full 3-day or 7-day trial, as the Spark is lacking.

I’m a paid subscriber and have (tried) using this for months. Each day, it gives me 4 different exercises to do. This should be a well-oiled machine, considering the company has been doing this for ten years, but it’s not. Some exercises, especially the audio ones, are horrible. What really makes this a 1-star app to me is that I don’t foresee the app improving anytime soon. If you write to Customer Service they are polite and fast. But nothing changes. No new exercises come. Old ones are neither improved or retired (like if they are lame). I can’t justify recommending this app to anyone, as it would enable the company’s poor behavior. I’ve written to Customer Service several times, but again I’ve never seen a single change in the app since I started. Hence this public review.

Developer Response ,

Our auditory exercises are designed to drive positive neuroplasticity by challenging your brain to accurately process and remember the informative parts of speech. The goal is to help your brain learn, or re-wire, to distinguish between different sounds, which is essential to accurate language processing. I've directly responded to your support request with a more detailed response.

In general, BrainHQ exercises are designed and tested in research studies before ever being released publically. With more than 150 published articles in peer-reviewed science journals, we both recognize that the exercises can be challenging and, as a result, effective.

Please continue to contact us with questions emailing or clicking help. We are here to support you.


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155.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. BrainHQ $13.99
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  • Family Sharing

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

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