Can I install the software on Macs and PCs?
Yes, the software is compatible with both Macs and PCs. System requirements are found at this link.
What do I do in the training?
The training period is 20 days, 15-25 minutes each day. The game task is easy to learn and continually adapts to your level of practice, and has built in incentives to help your training enjoyment.
HighIQPro combines multiple versions of the highly effective working memory training task – the dual n-back – with scientifically designed puzzles for IQ strategy training.
At every point of the 20 day program, you have access to other user’s average performance at that point which can further motivate your training.
Further details are found here.
What makes this app better than other brain training apps on the market?
The HighIQPro application has been developed by a cognitive neuroscientist led team and builds on the only scientifically proven method for increasing IQ – the Jaeggi dual n-back.
Our software has an optional Jaeggi dual-n-back that exactly replicates the proven original. But the Jaeggi dual n-back has well-recognized limitations, both in terms of brain training and motivation. Our n-back algorithm as well as our performance indicators, user database and IQ brain teasers, significantly optimize training – substantially improving on the original Jaeggi method, both for training effectiveness and motivation and maximum neuroplasticity effects.
HighIQPro provides a dual n-back version that overcomes the serious attention jumping problem of the standard Jaeggi task. This is when the user holds ‘chunks’ of n-back information in mind with ‘catch-up’ gaps in-between, giving the appearance of increased mental capacity when in fact there have been no real gains.
HighIQPro also integrates systematic problem solving training with working memory training, resulting in a ‘strategy-capacity’ synergy effect. Essentially, with more focus and an expanded ‘mental workspace’ from n-back training, the brain is better able to learn and apply problem solving strategies for real-world application.
HighIQPro has been on the market for over two years and thousands of users have increased their IQ substantially using our software. We are the only company to offer a money-back guarantee for quantified IQ and memory gains.
Is the IQ gain permanent?
Yes, the science shows that the training results in permanent neuroplasticity changes (journal article link), and long-term IQ gains (WSJ link). Here is one customer’s (Andrew Clark from the Bulletproof Executive) experience:
The best part about the training is that it’s permanent. After the 20 sessions you see above I did no training for a full 8 months to see if I’d forget the skill and have to start over. The results were an astounding OPPOSITE of what I expected, as if my brain had further optimized itself during the 8 months off. Here are my scores for another 14 sessions 8 months after I started the training:
What are the benefits of a higher IQ?
Increasing your IQ level has widespread cognitive and neuroplasticity effects. It improves problem solving, reasoning, decision-making, attentional focus, self-control and mental endurance. It can also have other interesting effects, such as the amount of REM sleep, known to play an important role in learning and consolidating memories.
I’ve used a Zeo to track my sleep patterns after N-back training to see what my brain was up to the following night. The result? Drastically higher REM sleep percentages, often between 30-40% of sleep–proof enough that the N-back training boosts brain optimization significantly. One night my REM even exceeded light.
Can I continue training past the 20 days?
Yes – training with our software is unlimited – as the above graph indicates. Scientists have looked at the effects of 20 days of training, but not beyond this, and greater gains are entirely possible. There are additional settings – different speeds, and numbers instead of letters, to keep the training interesting and motivating.
Can I increase my IQ in less than 20 days?
You can gain in your IQ from around 12 days of training up to 20 days. Some individuals have a faster learning curve, and have experienced dramatic IQ gains in as few as 5 training sessions.
Prior to starting training I scored 135 on the IQ test. Within 5 sessions of dual n-back training on High IQ Pro my average had increased to 5.0. I decided that- given that I had reached a level that people tend to reach after the 19 sessions- I would have a go at the JCTI test. I scored 146 on the JCTI, which I’m quite happy with.
…Gordy, software developer
Can I take breaks in my 20 day training program?
You can take 2 days break for every week’s training, but we do not suggest having larger breaks to get the full training benefits. It doesn’t matter how these two days are spaced out.
Does the IQ gain depend on my starting IQ level?
Regardless of your starting IQ level (low, average or high), you will benefit from training. As reported in the original research paper demonstrating the IQ gains: “Gain in fluid intelligence is strictly training related.”
If English is not my native language, can I use this software?
The training exercise has a visual and an audio component. Language is not needed for the visual component. For the audio, there are English, Italian, German and Spanish language options. There is no language comprehension required. However, the instructions are in English!.
Do you have an affiliate program?
Yes, details of this program can be found here.