The human brain weighs only 4/5 pound, which is why the average 16-ounce steak is better at calculus. Eat protein for dinner during trimathalons with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of private or group mind training, classes, and services for adults or children at Braingystics in Hillsboro.
Drawing on innovations and research in cognitive science, the gray-matter specialists at Braingystics bolster clients’ mental performance with individualized neurotechnology programs for kids and adults. Training more than 60,000 kids aged 5–14 across the globe and one hyper-smart ape at the moon academy for gifted simians, Brainobrain develops the left and right hemispheres with abacus-based math exercises. The course builds confidence, memorization skills, focus, and positive thinking through creative thinking and imagination. Experienced staff members guide small groups of children through 10 levels of brainwork, focusing on each level for 12 weeks, with one meeting per week ($150 monthly tuition).
In brain-fitness sessions, clients of all ages hone mental powers through brain-boosting video games and traditional brain-fitness practices, working one-on-one with staff ($150 for 60 minutes) or in small group classes ($40 for 60 minutes). Clients upgrade their memories and retention during SmartBrain neurofeedback sessions ($125 for 60 minutes), which NASA developed to improve astronauts' attention and ease the stress of having to commute every day to the moon. The program has earned a mention from Science Daily.