The details around the BPI score

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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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Anton,

Your BPI reflects your skill in each exercise, and is based on data from over 7,200,000 results. An increase in BPI indicates improvement in that activity. An increase of 200 points represents a substantial improvement of more than 1 standard deviation.

The BPI scales are based on an analysis and ranking of over 7,200,000 real game results. We used these game results to create a distribution of scores for each activity so we know how an individual score stacks up to all others. We then evaluate your game scores and use a proprietary algorithm to derive your BPI. Each time you play, we update your BPI to accurately reflect your current brain performance.

Everyone has different base abilities, and BPI is influenced by a variety of factors such as age.A score of 1000 is excellent and reflects a well-tuned ability in that activity. An extremely high BPI of 1400 means that your score in that game is better than 99% of all other users. The max BPI score is 1600.
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I find it interesting that some people are so quick to dismiss other people stating they have a "high" IQ. I wonder if it is actually because they do not particularly favor the idea that someone else might have a higher level of intelligence than themselves. Seems likely, although I am no mind reader.

My IQ test result was 165 (not an online test, but an official test in school). Depending on your reaction to this statement, I believe you will have an interesting insight into your own level of confidence versus your desire to preserve your ego. Selah.
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I find it more interesting that some people are so quick to post their "high" IQs unsolicited for the viewing pleasure of others. Maybe if you were prettier you'd leave a link for your personal photo gallery too?
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Anthony, lets not assume everything on the Internet is true LOL but yes I agree with you completely. There are also such a thing as flawed tests in real life as well... Which I have also experienced/. I have a high iq and don't feel the need to flaunt numbers ... Such as the 1500+ bpi I received on the first week of this app. Hypocritical? Maybe but the one above you is a tool ;)
Inb4 grammar nazi, no _____s were given
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Hahahahaha you guys are funny. I got a pretty good bpi and I'm pretty good looking. But I'll keep that to myself to save some hurt feelings out there.
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I have a bpi of 802...been a full time mom for a 18 months and haven't been very brain productive in a while so it makes sense. But as of the attention and speed portion I did great due to being a mama i guess. But as for memory & the math problem solving I got bad scores. Which is so true to me I've always had a shitty memory :p haha I like this app ive been playing for 2 days but I wanna know how I measure up for someone my age. I'm 18 btw :)
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Any links to a chart that correlates specific scores to specific percentiles? After one session, my overall BPI is 1036 and I'd like to establish a baseline.
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honeybadger,

Here is a link to a graph posted on TechCrunch that shares information around BPI percentiles and age: http://www.techcrunch.com/tag/lumos-l...

We will have more data to share in the future and will post it on our site.
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The maximum is not 1600. I believe there is no limit. A BPI of 1600 is higher than 99.9% of users. I used to think that 1600 was the highest but when I surpassed 1600 in birdwatching (now 1662) I asked Lumos Labs and they informed me about the 99.9% part. Hope this helps.
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I agree also, scored 2,412 in birdwatching.
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The score in an individual game is NOT the BPI! That's just the score for the game!
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Thumbs up, Jen.
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Yeah, but the BPI is made out of an average of all the scores in all the abilities. So I guess that if the maxium score you can get in one ability is 1,700, so the maximum (and pretty impossible to achieve) BPI you can get is also 1,700.
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It would seem that BPI score is akin to caught fish size and penis length... many people contrive conversational opportunities to offer up inflated numbers.
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so jduyan is 1600 the score thats higher than 99.9% now instead of 1400?
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1400 is better than 99%, not 99.9%. read the numbers
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I've only been playing for 1 day and I have a bpi of 1670 in lost in migration what is the percentile for this?It rounds to 100 on profile. I think I can get over 1700 easily
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Hi, i ́m new in this subject. Do you have any tabulation in wich i can check the differents standars of BPI.

Thank!
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I have a 819 overall BPI and I am 12 years old and have a confirmed iq of somewhere around 150 is this good?

Also, does lumosity improve iq scores, I took the iq test some months ago and then only started lumosity and improved my bpi from my original one by about 500 points
Please reply!! Will my iq change? Im aiming for something higher because i heard that my score is barely above average.
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If you mean your bpi is barely above average but as far as iq goes above 140 is considered genius. 100 is the "average" iq. Mean, median or mode, you'll have to ask somebody else. If your iq is 147 and you put the world "only" in front of it, it's like saying you're only 104 years old. Facepalm.jpg
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my overall bpi is 1481. Not bad for a 30 year old.
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I'm 1400 but 15 yrs old
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IQ doesn't change with age ppl...your iq at 12 should be the same as your iq at 50. - from someone whose iq makes you look positively average.
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Agreed. Your iq doesn't change. Iq tests are affected by a number of things. For instance, when a child doesn't get enough sleep the night before a test, they can perform less than what they're capable of. It doesn't mean they didn't know the material. Iq tests work in a similar fashion. Iq tests measure your capacity for learning, and not what you've learned. Analyzing how much brain capacity an individual has is difficult. The highest raw test result is the truest. Think of it as your brain being the most awake- or stimulated.
IQ- the brains capacity for learning, remains the same. How we measure it, and how stimulated we are affects the results.
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I have a bpi of 819 and a confirmed iq of 150 ish non age adjusted. is this good?
How can I improve?

Also, does lumosity improve iq scores, I took the iq test some months ago and then only started lumosity and improved my bpi from my original one by about 500 points
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There is no such thing as "Non age adjusted IQ" IQ = Mental age divided by Physical age * 100. If you have the knowledge and intelligence of a 20 year old, and you are 20... you're IQ is 100, AKA perfectly average. If you have a Mental age of 20, and physical age of 12, your IQ is 20/12*100 or 167.
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IQ of 150 is *way* above average. If I remember correctly 120+ is genius. (might be 140+) either way, 150 is exceptional, as in graduate college at 18 exceptional. Luminosity won't help the knowledge portion of IQ tests, but will help rapid thinking portion of the tests, like the 'make a design using these half black half white cubes'. My personal IQ is 178, I skipped 9th-12 grade, as in went straight from 8th to college. 150 IQ would have no problem doing similar.
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Genius is supposed to be 1 in 10,000, which is a little more than 150, I think. Of course there are different tests with different ranges, so you could be a solid 135, for example, scoring 150 on a particular test and that's nothing to be ashamed of.
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No average on most all "real" IQ tests are 90-109 110-119 is high average 120-129 is superior and 130-160 is very superior or "gifted". To be a real IQ test though it was to have been individually administered by a school or clinical psychologist. Like I tell everyone however, there is no such thing really as an IQ test as intelligence is much too complex to be measured by any test. In fact many common IQ tests (I,e, WAIS, WISC, Woodcock Johnson) measure everything BUT intelligence. Its never a wise idea to attribute a number to intellect as the areas of neuroscience and neuropsychology are too new and our understanding changes daily. In fact weve JUST learned that the brain is plastic 10 years ago we thought cognition was static. That's just one example.
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Don't put so much effort into estimating your IQ.. The brain is alot more complex trust me, BPI in general hightens the senses; that in turn increase alot of other factors like ability to learn (faster/better) or read faster.. stuff like that.. Real adult IQ tests actually vary from 70 ~ 180+; the highest ever achieved is 185-187. There are many different types of tests (The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) or Raven's Progressive Matrices.) You have tests for children, older youth, adults. Most tests out on the internett are nonsense. If you want a real estimation you need to take a real test. Inturn IQ tests measure what they call *raw intelligence* that is logic without any prelearned knowledge and in turn is impossible to do and ergo crap; If i ask you a kid question like " if a cat is a pet and is cuddly, are all pets cuddly?: yes/no" you can see that this does not measure raw intelligence, because first you need to know what a cat and pet is and second you need to know english, in turn makes the test a hocus. Thats is also why real tests only deals in symbols with a hint of math (math for first graders and makes the test not correct = hocus, but more correct then what exists on the internet.)

Finally to the point.. IQ is a scale 70-180+ that meassures intelligence. Intelligence = knowledge and how well you apply it. you can be good at sport ergo high IQ and in math you can suck ergo low IQ (example math IQ = 90), but all is possible, you just gotta start where you fell of and work your way up.

You probably understand 12 years and 150 iq is not correct in terms of raw intelligence and adult tests.. but keep you hopes up.

IQ in general use usually use knowledge and therfor.. math, physics are good ways to increase IQ alone. But to get really smart.. you need alot more then IQ, trust me. It's a way of life like any other ways of life :)
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you are not understanding the use of sets, dogs and cats are both within the set of pets, cute things is anoter set(technically dogs and cats too can be sets), dog would be within the set of pets but not within the cute set while cat would be within both sets
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You are correct Zeke, that he is not understanding sets, but your example is confusing if not incorrect since dogs could also be contained in the cute set.

The incorrect use was most obvious in Noah's very first sentence when he said A=B referring to cat=pet which is not true...while cats are in fact pets, it is not accurate to say that cats are equal to pets. Cats are a subset of the set known as pets. But the set of cats is not equivalent to the set of pets. A does NOT equal B. So no paradox (clearly, the sets of dogs and cats are also not equal, nor are they implied to be equal by both belonging by the sets cute and pets).

Mathematically, the example Robert gave was simply representing the fact that if A is in the set of B, and A is also in the set of C, does that guarantee B is also contained in the set of C? And the answer, obviously, is no.
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Noah When you read, be aware of statements. Statements are like declerations.

I'll give you some examples:

X = 2! What is X - 1? Here I am stating what X is. If you want to solve my equation then there is one correct answer! X could be anything, but I made the statement and the question!

Or I could state that I'm black but I'f you saw i'm white, your conclusion would be that my statement is false.

In my question above im stating cats are pets and cats are cuddly (Anyone could argue that my statement is false If they want to. You could say stuff like lions are cats and so forth. But this is a question for minors.) I'm not stating that pets are cuddly and that gives room to reflect.
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Ah, I forgot about sets. A is a subset of B; C is a subset of B, but A isn't always the same as C. Curse my callow brain!
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Thank you 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 1% 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.
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Lumosity has many games with different levels, the higher levels will give you higher scores.
As you start playing Lumosity your BPI will be limited, because all the games you play will be at beginning levels. To get a high BPI you first have to level up in each of the games you play, which could take some time.
A genius playing Lumosity for the first time would have a really low BPI (mine was below 700). Only after playing many games will you reach your true level. If you check your BPI progress, the region where your progress flattens will represent your real ability. It is from here that you should slowly increase your BPI as the cognitive / neurological benefits from playing Lumosity start to kick in.
It is seductive to see your BPI increase rapidly at the beginning, though this may not be equal to real cognitive improvement, just you reaching your level of ability in the games.
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I've just started, and have had only 2 sessions, my BPI is 1056. Is that really high for a first go? How does it compare to scores of experiences players?
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Well I got 1500s first try, so I'm guessing you people are as dumb as rocks
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DarkKenji ..... You should look at your overall bpi, as given. Don't add up all your individual scores! Your score of 1500 means your score for each category is below that of an African Grey!
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But once you go as high as you can in lumosity how will you continue to improve your brain performance?
Question to everyone who would like to answer!
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Well.. what do you want?
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Once you go as high as you can at the gym, how will you continue to improve your physical performance?
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Could someone post a chart of quintiles for all age groups BPI?
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Haha for the 12 yo guy who has a "confirmed" IQ of 150 and has heard it is barely above average. I believe only that you are 12, if you had an IQ of 150 you would have known what it means, as well as that 100 represents the average for your particular age.
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Lumosity seems to be a joke. Clearly if you play a game more often your scores are clearly going to increase. How are you expected to not improve? Any game you play you will get better at. And most of these games are simple and mindless meaning the more relaxed you are the better you will perform there's not much thinking.
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Well that's where the improvement comes from because if you get better at that game you will there by get better at what that game is testing you for, and obviously you have never been on lumosity and are very arrogant because if you had actually played the games you would see that they can be challenging. Also as a side note you can see what the game is testing you for on the right hand side when you first click on the game
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Hello!
I am Japanese,and I am not good at English.
Ihave started the Lumosity training at2009-11-23,then, my overallBPI was 509.

Today 2011-03-20 my overallBPI is 1604.
Lumosity points-8059
Overall-1604
Speed-1539
Memory-1643
Attention-1573
Flexibility-1665
Problem solving-1601

Does this mean Ihave increased my IQ for about 5 Stabndard Diviations?
My IQ is about 130(at 2009-11-23 )
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too bad u cant spell deviations
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I am Japanese. So,I can not understand English so well.
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My BPI score of “Word Bubbles”is low.The score is about 600.So I rarely play this word game. I would like to remake lumosity games for Japanese.
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私の日本語が未熟されています. 御免なさい! あなたの種類の点数は増やするでもイキュが伸びるない. 私はこれが役に立てば幸い.
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No. More likely when your BPI hit about 1200-1300 or so it "caught up" to your IQ. I would be interested in seeing what your actual IQ score changes were.
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I'm not entirely sure how these factors are supposed to relate; obviously intelligence is difficult enough to define, so assessing it piecemeal by tasks is a limited metric at best.
Naturally, though, we all see ourselves being measured and become tempted to pull out the proverbial ruler and find out "whose is bigger". IQ was initially utilized as a specific test to identify special needs children and has historically been regarded as static; the "quotient" in IQ refers to the ratio of intellectual age to actual age.
Given that most cognitive abilities plateau in adulthood (barring specific training) the denotation of "intelligence quotient" has no meaning for adults.
I think the premise of Lumosity is that specific cognitive abilities can be enhanced by training, which should theoretically also translate to higher IQ scores as well as enhanced real-world cognitive performance and mitigation of cognitive decline associated with aging and disease.
In my case, my IQ is estimated at 144 on the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, which theoretically places me at the 99.8th percentile; however, the WAIS is not calibrated above IQ's of 130.
In spite of this very high IQ my baseline BPI in my first session was 941 and is currently 1218 after about two months of sporadic training. I rank in the 74th percentile overall, and on tasks of attention I actually rank below the 50th percentile (which is unsurprising given I have ADHD-Inattentive like features).
I guess the point I'm getting at is that you can't read too much into these scores, and it's best to be more concerned with your own progress relative to yourself rather than how you stack up against the crowd.
Also beware the trolls. This is the internet, and a post like this is ripe for "geniuses" posting absurdly high-- and therefore improbable-- numbers.
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Hello, Kint.

Thank you for your snarky introduction!

I 100% agree with you regarding flawed measurements pertaining to intelligence testing and the claims of Luminosity; nonetheless, the measurement was not provided by Mensa - I submitted verification of my results from a Stanford–Binet Intelligence version taken a few years back. Moreover, I would like to agree with you regarding higher intelligence not being concurrent with SES; Donald Trump is proof of that. I must say that a higher intelligence may increase your odds of living a more prosperous life, no?

"So where exactly do we see some real world results of application of those?"

Again, I agree with your "pay" philosophy - although the following list of higher intelligence individuals contributed greatly to advancements in science, art, music, sociology, etc...

Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Leonardo da Vinci, Galton, Hume, Dickens, Galileo, Darwin, Beethoven, Franklin, Gates...
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@ashheels - Thank you for the advice! I have read cases surrounding hypotension as a side effect and not hypertension; nonetheless, they are both quite serious.
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my overall bpi is 1481 after a week and my iq is 154. Makes sense to me.
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oh and im 30 in a couple of weeks, if age matters
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Age does matter in Lumosity, hence the reason for the different age brackets when checking to see how you compare with others. As far as IQ goes, there could be a correlation between a higher age and lower IQ, since the vast majority of people don't use their brain enough to keep it sharp (hence degenerative neural diseases later in life); but that's not always the case. A good example? Albert Einstein. Neuroscientists studied his brain after his death and found out that he had none of the degenerative issues that many seniors have. His brain was actually in the working health condition of someone much younger(teens-20s!). You can most likely attribute that to Einstein's never-ending curiousity in life.
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Hehe, I know I know. Remember the theories on Intelligence, ergo IQ chart is an Teoretical estimation by doing an empirical analysis with an integral mind. To understand what this means you need to perchieve the world in 1st, 2nd and 3rd perspective. When your intelligence grows, shortly explained, your PSYCHOLOGY(note this!, though process, feelings, perception, wakefulness... everything!) grows aswell, (perception of the subtle functions of the mind). because all and everything is correct. But the IQ-chart is an easly explained system, so everyone can understand it do some degree. In reality IQ can't be measured correctly because there is no mathematical equation, advanced enough. I myself would comprehend it as... look at it as a geometry.. a Volume of all your memories all assosiated integrated together by the subconcious. The subconcious works MUCH faster then the concious mind, like a supercomputer. It can absorb 1 million signals a second. Compared to the conciousness that can only absord 100 signals a second( = focus ). I'll just say... that your IQ grows with knowledge and POWER (ability to use that knowledge in action). If you are generaly insterested, READ, LEARN! find out for yourself, its no other way.
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IQ is "raw intelligence" therefor this is the most accurate iq test>> https://www.brain-performance-test.co...

WARNING DON'T BE DISCOURAGE OF TEST RESULTS.
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I started playing today, and I just got a BPI of 210.... But in HumanMetrics I am an INFJ... Is 210 bad for me?, its only been 30 min since Ive started playing...... Im 18.
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BPI and 210 is not bad, but you can improve if you want. Read comment below (to Layton Mickey)

INFJ, im there. Let's put this simple.

Wayne Dyer a motivational spokesman said "The subconcious, is like a tape-player. It playes what is recorded (memory). 95-99% of what one does, is what is recorded ergo here your habits."

It's true and.. In this sense you can be whatever you want to be by changing habits.

Since most people seldom change after they hit their 20's. it's easier to give people with similar behavior patterns a 'name'. It's vague, but also enriching.
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I understand how pretty much all Intelligence tests are flawed, and don't hate me for asking, but, My BPI average is 1100. I have played only the five permitted trial sessions and I'm interested in testing/improving my brain functions. If my BPI is 1100, then what would that be in an IQ estimate? Please reply, Thank You.
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Please reply. Cannot remember the scores but I have some symptoms. How do I know for sure. I fare really bad in the matrix game. Risk of Alzheimers or am I paranoid
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Alzheimers symptomes describe cognitive decline. The symptomes alone can not tell for sure, if not severe (because it's a 'decease'). If you want to know for sure go to a doctor.

Cognitive decline happends normally, if one lack mental stimuli. This can be reversed by training daily for a long periode of time.

Below 1% of the worlds inhabitants have Alzheimers, making normal cognitive decline a more likely option.
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Thank you so much
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Robert

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No problem. Happy training!
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The way I look at it, BPI measures some of the building blocks of intelligence. Trying to go from BPI to IQ is like trying to go from Arm strength, 40 yard dash speed, and so on to Quarterback ability. Or that's my take, anyway...
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My BPI

Speed
289
Memory
548
Attention
270
That's what I got. Is the overall score what counts?
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Overall counts the most, yes.

You can't say memory is more important than attention. If you can't pay attention, focus or concentrate, you wouldn't be able to memorize much would you!

Same goes for all factors.
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My name is Solomon. I have a BPI of 1402 and an IQ of 137.
Is there any correlation between these scores? Little to none.

The reason lumosity is widely used is due to its ability to increase its users' egos.
Since the beginning of business, people have continuously given up their money for a false sense of security or a feeling of importance. This is exactly the business model for Lumosity. If they didnt make any money, they wouldnt put all that work into their website.
However, do i think Lumosity is a scam? No, its games have been proven to be benefcial in small areas to the average user. Its a good business, a successful website, and a benefit to its users.

I think the real question people should be asking is not how intelligent they are but how can they effectivley manipulate their environment, surroundings, lifestyle.... With their given intellectual potential.

If you are intelligent you should know it. You shouldnt have to rely on a test or games to tell you so.

Solomon Bush
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I agree with some of what you wrote, but...

"If you are intelligent you should know it."

One of the biggest problems with this world is there are an awful lot of people in this world who are not intelligent and yet "know it" anyway.
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As far as I know what counts is not the score you get but the percentile. So if one gets good marks but has a low percentile, what does it mean according to you? I prefer to have a lower mark and seeing my percentile going up than the other way around. Plus having a very good psysical resistance, a very good aerobic and anaeorobic condition, plus a good very physical strength doesn't make of you an olympic champion but it surely means that you could be a serious candidate, don't you think so? Isn't it what is count?
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I am 48 and have found, through life experience, that it is not your level of intelligence that dictates how well you do in life. I have always had a low self-esteem, was shy and introverted as a child and I still lack self-confidence. I have seen many people who are less intellectually clever than me overtake me easily in the work place just because they believed in themselves, were willing to take chances and did not let it get to them what other people thought of them or when they were laughed at. The best advice I can give to young people is to believe in yourself; a task is not worth doing unless you do it to the best of your ability; don't listen to people who ridicule you and try to hold you back and lastly don't be afraid to take chances. I have found in life you regret more the things you didn't do than the things you did!
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Well said.. Follow your heart. Be your own master. Respect every being. Act in the higest of good intensions. Learn to see the whole. Help as many as you can. Don't be afraid to dream (It's your dreams that give you purpose). Act on your dreams. Learn as much as you can, all knowledge in any form is gold. Don't regret anything but embrace the lesson.
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Dejan Loncar

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i agree 100%
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Stevan

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I think the key obstacle to simple comparison of BPI to IQ is that single BPI percentile is measured against all existing game plays, so you are not measured against 100 people, but against 10k gameplayes from 100 people (illustrative numbers). This makes your single best result compete not against 100 single best results, but against 10 thousand overall results - and this in turn positions it quite lower on the percentile scale.

Lumosity can certainly filter only relevant data and come up with the IQ equivalence relatively easily (of course, taking into account that population of Lumosity test takers is significantly different than the general population and adjusting for it accordingly).
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Also, I worry about selection bias of participants.