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The details around the BPI score

After 30 initial sessions, I have a cummulative BPI score of 1230. What exactly does this BPI score mean and how does this compare to the general population? What is the max possible BPI score?
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  • I am very bad in problem .
    I can not concentrate in it ..
    Can any one tell how to improve in this?
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  • Neuroplasticity..

    Just do it over and over again until the walls come down.
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  • Note to all the toolbags posting their BPI scores. Your luminosity BPI doesn't mean anything in real life. All that matters in real life is being a good person, caring about others, and supporting your family. Honestly not one person gives a shit about your "BPI" nor do they even know what it means. It's a video game.
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  • I’m hoping you are ok
    Hey now nice post but some "tool bags" have really bad-bad or no families or families who screwed them over and this is all they may have left at all ; otherwise I really-really agree with you very-very-very much have the best new year ever hugs and kisses .
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  • Well if having a high bpi makes you as a person happy and enables you to be nice to others that's a good thing, and you can just keep the bpi to your self, 20 minits a can't hurt. Its better than porn.
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    To have a bpi up in the 1200's is great...congratulations! I have maxed out several of the games playing the last level with no errors and that is about where I am. I am not a paid member and I replay the games over and over each day until I get a personal best. I might suggest this for those of you who are struggling in one particular area. Continue playing the games and your memory or speed etc will get better over time with repetition and practice.

    Experts agree that professionals in any area sports, musicians etc have spent on average 10,000 hours of practice to become great...the moral of the story is practice makes perfect and very few people are great at a particular skill due to raw natural talent.
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  • Thank you Noah for the logical breakdown. Someone actually contributed some intelligence into the conversation, despite the "High I.Q.; -therefore-I-am-a-genius-even-though-I-have-no-grammatical-logical-common-sense" individuals. Tests are one dimensional and capture 10% of the complexity (I'm not being objective here) of the profound vastness of human consciousness and what actually justifies the categorical designation "genius/gifted" to be used, is way beyond any number, that can arbitrarily dance around visa vi a complex web of circumstances. Who cares what your IQ is.
    Each test is added into a cumulative total from which an algorithm is applied to it and once a B.P.I. starts to plateau, you should find something closer to your cognitive abilities--with a bell curve showing where you fall into the statistical whole, which would spare a lot of redundant, dumb questions. You see, intelligence is an ability of the brain to be flexible and efficient in its absorption of energy (and form neuroconnections across different areas of the brain-- i.e. balance), it's energy-used-to-energy-stored ratio (it's ability to maximize as little of the amount of energy it has stored to the energy it needs for a given task, and to develop stamina and persistence in this), related to the flexibility of memory and the development of not only new neurosynaptic connections, but also strengthening the pathways of present ones and (re-)integrating them into the whole with new ones. This is why the training has to be consistent and persistent, and takes time, to improving your brain. Since it is plastic, it is a lifelong game that shouldn't be thought of as a competition as much as it should be considered a tool.
    On a last note, giftedness is not I.Q. It is a statistical indicator, but it's not indicative of greatness, only that you have a special ability to store and recall information, which in my "opinion" is memorization, not creativity, which is the real gift of "genius"; to throw out all those numbers and transcend known knowledge; in a way: seeing the whole picture from a new angle, and putting that vision into application. Intuition, which is a vital trait in "genius" can never be objectively measured on any given test. If you need to boast about your I.Q. then maybe you're overcompensating for an exaggeration of truth, you're just "dumb," or you actually are truthful, which then implies you're an insufferable asshole in need of humility.
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  • im sorry, ive got a very very high iq, thats all ill say and my score is 1422 at the moment....and i dont feel sorry or anything...or proud...thats not really in my nature....at least less and less anyways.

    i believe in connecting with a higher mind.....very spiritual indeed. i believe theres a lot of potential waiting for everybody who is really willing and has the very right reasons.
    you have to be honest with yourself and put in some work.

    oh yes, and i love ariana grande and the black keys at the same time. thought thats an interesting fact.

    the thing is that bpi is really a great idea....cause everybody has to be successful in a payful way....i love the idea of games.
    the question is how comparable these bpis are because not everybody takes these games seriously.
    and everybody has a different learning curve.........the thing is, when in time do you reach your full potential?.....maybe someone with a 1900 lumosity games played will never reach the bpi, is that a bad sign? the probability exists that he has a lot bigger potential to unlock......in a way that thus then naturally takes a lot longer itself.......when and why the heck did we come up with the idea that everybody uses the same amount of time and that time is the constant to measure quality???????? why do you think everybody has a unique style of thinking....a unique brain.....the goal is the same for everybody....you have to learn, want and then present your brilliance in a humanitarian and nuanced manner. much like constantly trying to find out what kind of raw diamond your are.

    someone is a slow learner....more of a creative and philosophical thinking person.....most of the time very sensitive.
    there are a lot of factors that influence ones thinking....from one moment to the other. confidence, motivation, intrinsic goal setting strategies, creativity, youthfulness, genes, stress level....ok, tired

    so, just lighten up and be creative and cool enough

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sV0S8...
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  • I think we need to get over the pretense of what kind of person you are by wanting to compare your BPI to others. Quit judging people, What if somebody was told they were stupid by fellow students in school when they were a child and comparing BPI gives them some relative feel for progress and a self esteem booster. Is it the healthiest way to boost your self esteem, to be dependent on a comparison probably not. Is it better then doing things like taking performance enhancing drugs like adderall and ritalin and giving up all control to a crutch such as ADD or ADHD hell yeah it is.

    None of us have the right to judge anybody else on anything and you cant assume anybodies intentions when they ask a question such as this, you guys blowing up and judging and saying BPI is irrelevant your a tool only makes you look insecure because i suspect (a judgmental opinion here, but i am honest about it) You have a low BPI and feel insecure about it. And yeah ultimately its just a number that tracks your ability to win a game, the skills to win these games can apply to other areas in your life but ultimately its a number quit crying. I am so sick of insecure people projecting onto others over the internet.
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  • I'm beginning to wonder how the individual components of the BPI were normalized - since there likely isn't an "objective" score for each of the components my guess is that each component should be seen similar to an IQ score - there is an "average" value (100 for IQ; 1000 for BPI?) and then a bell curve distribution around it.

    What makes me slightly doubt that assumption, though, is three of the component scores and their relativ percentile scores:

    My BPI ... 1566 (99.9%)
    Speed ... 1601 (99.9%)
    Memory ... 1612 (99.9%)
    Attention ... 1487 (99.3%)
    Flexibility ... 1579 (99.6%)
    Problem Solving ... 1551 (99.3%)

    It's 28 points difference between Problem Solving and Flexibility - and they make 0.3%) -- yet, the 64 points between Attention and Flexibility still place both in the same place across the distribution (99.3%).

    Somehow I find that a bit odd... Attention is by far the lowest score I have - but it's still matching Problem Solving in the same tenth of a percentile...
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  • Hallie (Official Rep) April 02, 2014 19:11
    Sorry for any confusion, benedikt.heinen! The percentile shown represents the ratio of users in your 5 year age bracket whom you are performing better than. Thus, for example, a 30% indicates that you are performing better than 30% of Lumosity users in your age bracket. They do not represent how close you are to reaching the highest possible BPI for any category which is 1700.

    Hope this helps! For more information you can always contact us via the help desk here: help.lumosity.com/home
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  • Hello Hallie,

    so - does that mean that across all age groups, each of the 6 scores has the same overall distribution, but the distribution may differ by age group (and hence the "low" attention score is comparatively speaking "higher" for people within my age group)?

    As far as the overall stats go - 1700 is the maximum possible BPI in each category; any chance you might volunteer what the actual maximum is for each of the six scores (across all age groups)?

    Did anyone ever manage to get the full 1700 in any of the dimensions?
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  • Hallie (Official Rep) April 03, 2014 01:21
    That's correct, how you compare to users in your age group by category will probably be different depending on your age group. Subscribers can change their age group to compare themselves with other groups on the How You Compare page: http://www.lumosity.com/app/v4/compar...

    While we don't have the the data on the maximum BPI by category for every age group it's likely that there are more than a few users who have reached 1700 across the board in each age group.
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  • What does Game BPI mean? If I try out a new game and score lower than the Game BPI I assume that means room for improvement? Can you rank the games in Game BPI order? Do you get an equivalent score doing an easy game exceptionally well compared to doing not so well in a more difficult game? J.
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