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How do I do an IQ Pre and Post Test with a legit free online IQ Test?
Here's a good way to do an IQ Pre and Post Test with a free online IQ Test.
Go to http://www.iqtest.dk
You need to use Internet Explorer and allow Flash (you may need to update the Flash Player).
Take the test there then take a screenshot of your results because there's no way to save it. Save that screenshot and name it something like "IQ Pre Test"
Get PROJECT AZRIEL here: https://www.projectazriel.com/buygamePlay PROJECT AZRIEL for at least 1 hour a day for 4 days a week for 4 weeks in a row.
Go back to http://www.iqtest.dk and do the IQ test again within a day or two after finishing the 4 weeks of game play.
Take a screenshot of your results again and save that and name it something like "IQ Post Test".
Post your results anywhere you want to share it.
Can Zombies Make You Think Better?
Yes! PROJECT AZRIEL is a result of a five year research and development project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Increasing fluid intelligence improves one’s ability to solve new problems, to see connections, and to learn. PROJECT AZRIEL demonstrates that an immersive video game can be an effective tool for brain training that increases fluid intelligence.
What is Fluid Intelligence?
Fluid intelligence was once thought to be fixed and immutable in adulthood, but recent studies have shown success in improving fluid intelligence in lab environments. Fluid intelligence is the component of intelligence that allows you to reason about abstract concepts and adapt to novel environments. Increasing fluid intelligence improves one’s ability to solve new problems, to see connections, and to learn. Multiple meta-analyses have estimated a high correlation between working memory tasks and fluid intelligence measures, which have led researchers to suggest that working memory is the best predictor of intelligence that research has to offer.
Why Train Your Executive Functions?
You train your executive functions in order to improve your working memory. PROJECT AZRIEL includes rigorous training for the “power three” executive functions of shifting, updating, and inhibiting. In a randomized and blinded efficacy study of PROJECT AZRIEL sponsored by the Office of Naval Research with 165 subjects, participants in the experimental group improved 5 points on average in their Matrix Reasoning Score, a measure of fluid intelligence, a finding that replicates lab studies results in the cognitive training literature.
How is PROJECT AZRIEL Different?
Most brain training games, even those that you do in an immersive video game environment, use gamification to motivate you to do training tasks. In PROJECT AZRIEL, the training and game play are one in the same. You don’t hunt zombies in a dark creepy street as a reward for doing training mini games or to travel from one training mini game to the next. You are doing cognitive training as you take down the zombies and eradicate the zombie threat. You use one weapon to save zombies with a certain level of infection, a different weapon to save zombies with another level of infection, and a different weapon to put down zombies. All this while trying to stay alive, reduce the debilitating effects of the neurotoxin on your own cognitive abilities, and gather intelligence. Everything you do in PROJECT AZRIEL is integrated into the game play. Your “play” in the immersive world is doing the activities that benefit you and your head nugget.
What is Working Memory?
Working memory is the big kahuna in human information processing. Think of it like the RAM in your computer. If you want to play games on your computer you need both a good graphics card and also loads of RAM. Just as RAM makes your computer zippy by helping the short term processing in your computer, working memory is a critical workspace for the short-term storage and manipulation of information in your head nugget. Working memory holds information so it’s able to be processed, which comes in handy in many everyday tasks, such as engaging in conversation, understanding written or spoken instructions, and carrying out an ordered sequence of actions, like following directions. Working memory is the component of information processing that allows you to maintain your “train of thought” or hold a goal in mind, despite distractions or decay of the thought.