A few weeks ago, we asked our users if they’ve experienced a positive impact on their lives from playing Peak – Brain Training. The response we got was overwhelming and we were so pleased to see how much our users love Peak, all over the world.
We received so many replies to our emails and social posts, we weren’t able to share all of them.
So here are just some of the short stories we received from you guys, our users.
I have been using it for like 3 years now. I really think it does something. I get this tingling sensation in my brain after everyday’s workout. I was satisfied and I wanted to take it to the next level, so I got the premium version this year. There is one thing though, add more language games.– Gokulraj Va, India
“I was blown up in Afghanistan on 21st Dec 2010 and suffered a traumatic brain injury from it.
I was eventually medically discharged from the army due to my brain injury on 13th Jan 2013; as it was deemed that my problem solving and decision making were much slower post injury and couldn’t go back to a command role.
I use Peak to help my personal cognitive rehabilitation like brain training post injury.
I thoroughly enjoy playing and feel like I have recovered better from doing so. I also have my 3 year old son play some of the easier fun games too.
I now work full time as a strength and conditioning coach for Help For Heroes at Phoenix House recovery centre and have been since October 2013.”
– Dean Middleton, UK
“My Peak Story is pretty simple in that since retiring 4 years ago Peak has provided me with the motivation to keep mentally active whilst enjoying a selection of challenges which suit me. I use Peak on a daily basis and have never found it a chore but an engaging pleasure with a variety of mentally stimulating options. Definitely supports my mental health.”
– Kenny Wilson, Scottish Borders
“The Peak brain training app has truly made a difference in my life! I love it so much. I see the effects constantly by how my brain now functions and works, but also in contrast to those around me. I don’t think of myself as better, and them as worse, rather we are just different.
This program has given me an edge that I can use to affect all that I do, but that still doesn’t mean I am better than someone who doesn’t train their brain. I have worked hard and spent a lot of time to be where I am, but at the same time another person might have grown in an area I did not. Thus my true comparison to know I have improved is that of comparing myself to my past self. And Peak has done a great job in being able to view that comparison.
The app is also easy to use and understand, yet full of depth and science and intellectual meaning. I love and enjoy it highly, and would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you Peak Team for all you have done, all you do, and all the good you will do!”
– Logan Duersch, USA
My Father died of Alzheimer’s and my Grandfather too, so I was very aware that I needed to keep my brain active.– Cath Merton UK
Since I’ve been using this for a year now, my score has gone from 250 to 572 which is incredible for me at 65!
I do this every day, and it gives me confidence to know that my brain is still working fine.
“Having been retired for the last 6 years, the intellectual challenges linked to a previous active professional life disappeared. This, probably combined with the predictable aging impact, led to a visible (and sometimes embarrassing) cognitive decrease.
I have been using now Peak on a daily basis for several years and could appreciate the way it demonstrates the progress (and occasionally the weaknesses) of the workings of the brains and the short term memory performance.
Particularly helpful are the embedded Peak measurements, clearly and graphically showing the progress (or regress) over time and helping to understand the areas where attention and efforts are best applied.
The large variety and attractive design of the brain games combined with these performance measurements result in a great motivator for a sustained discipline.”
– Francois Perrin, France
I am not a super active peak user, but once in a while I will get on the app to pass some time in what I reason to be a semi productive way. I’ve always been a good test taker and scored in the top percentiles in standardized tests. So after maybe a year on peak (inconsistently) I had reached the 95th percentile in my overall peak score. I thought this was pretty good considering my sporadic use of it and also that I was being compared to other people who were proactive enough to want to strengthen their mind, not just the average person.
I stayed pretty consistent at that level for a few months and then last March my husband had a terrible accident. He fell from a ladder and broke 5 bones right in front of me. We both were in pretty rough shape. Him physically and me mentally. The day it happened I was in the ER waiting for him to get out of a full body MRI and needed to get my mind off things so I opened Peak. I played the few free games they offered and all of a sudden I was so dialed into the games my scores all went through the roof. I thought maybe this was fluke so I watched a few ads to play more games and the same thing happened. At a time when I felt so vulnerable, helpless and defeated, Peak was there to remind me that I am stronger than I think. It showed me that in adversity I thrive, when things get tough I get tougher. It changed my perspective on my abilities and gave me the confidence to face any challenge head on.
– Ursula Kagan, US
Thank you to all of our users for supporting us for the last six years and taking the time to reach out to us. We appreciate each one of you and we can’t wait for what the future holds for Peak!
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