Brain Test

8 Jan

I found a Japanese website that has IQ-type games.
These games give you ten – fifteen problems and then tells you the equivalent age of your “brain age” (rather than an IQ).
The “ideal age” is twenty-years old, according to the site.

On the first test, you click “START” and then after a three second countdown a set of numbers will flash on the screen:

In the example above, the numbers 3, 9, 8 appear.

Then the numbers will quickly be replaced by blank circles:

The goal is to click the blank circles in the same order that the numbers appeared in, from lowest to highest (so in this example, first you’d click the circle where “3” was, then the one that had “8” and finally the circle that had the “9”.

In the bottom of the screen, in the lower left-hand corner, it tell how many problems are remain in the game.
In the lower right-hand corner, there are two numbers…the first one is the number of questions you answered correctly and the other is how many you missed.

At the end of the game, it will tell you “the age of your brain”. As I mentioned above, 20 years old is best.

Click here to try this game.


In Test 2, about fifteen math problems will appear. But, rather than tell what the sum is, you have to choose the missing “+”, “-“, “X”, or “÷” to make each problem correct.

In the example above, the correct choice would be the plus sign (“+”) because 11 + 2 = 13.

At the end, your “brain age” is calculated on both the number of correct answers as well as how quickly you answered the questions.

Click here to take this test.


Test 3 can be taken in a number of different languages including Japanese or English because you need to read the names of the colors shown.

I prefer to play this game in Japanese but there’s a choice of ten different languages, so you can choose whichever is easier for you before you click the “START” button.

After you choose your language preference and click “START”, a name of a color will be shown in large letters. And the letters will be in one color or another.
And below that word, the names of six colors will be written in various colors.

The idea is to notice the color that the word at the top is written in (regardless of what color it says), and click the name of that color from the six choices below (regardless of what color those letters are).

In this example, 「みどり」 is shown but it’s printed in red, so you’d click 「あか」.

Or, in English…

It says “White” at the top but the letters are red, so you’d click “red” from the list at the bottom.

Click here to play this game.

So, after you finish tell me in the comments what your “brain age” is according to each test. (On test one I scored a brain age of “39 years old”, on test two I got “51”, and on test three it said my brain age is “29 years old”. That averages to 39.6 years old. I am 40 years old, so…)

14 Responses to “Brain Test”

  1. jaydeejapan January 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Test 1 I got 29
    Test 2 I got 33
    Test 3 I got 23

    I am 32. Not bad. My brain is younger than me.


    • tokyo5 January 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

      Were those scores on your first try on each test?
      Better than I did.

      After I played a few times, I got scores like that…but not on my first shot.


      • jaydeejapan January 11, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

        Yeah, they were my first tries. It helps that I studied physics in university for the math one. That one is easy, but it still rated my age as 33. Maybe I just wasn’t fast enough.


      • tokyo5 January 11, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

        It says that you should aim for “20 years old”…but I think “33” is still pretty good.


      • jaydeejapan January 12, 2010 at 12:00 am #

        Well, since I am 32, 33 is too high 🙂 I’m kidding. I did make one mistake, even though I knew it was wrong as I was pressing my mouse button.


      • tokyo5 January 12, 2010 at 12:05 am #

        Well, your totals for all three tests averages to “28 years old”.


      • jaydeejapan January 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

        Well, I’m competitive with myself. I want my brain to be younger. It would be nice if my body was younger, too. Cold weather disagrees with my old knee injury.


      • tokyo5 January 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

        >I want my brain to be younger.

        Keep practicing.

        >It would be nice if my body was younger, too.

        Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s possible. 😉


      • jaydeejapan January 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

        Well, that’s very disappointing. I thought there might be a fountain of youth in Japan.


      • tokyo5 January 14, 2010 at 1:33 am #

        I don’t think so. I’m sure you know…Japan’s population is aging. (The whole world’s is, I think).


  2. cuteandcurls January 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    What a brain test for ME! Thanks for sharing this link..i had fun and im going to pass it to my husband so he can share this with his students at Maths class, they’ll definitely have a ball!

    Test 1 I got 26
    Test 2 I got an embarassing 52 despite getting it all correct ..I knew I never liked Maths since day 1 😀 my husband should ace that!
    Test 3 it says 52

    Ive got a brain ache now …


    • tokyo5 January 11, 2010 at 12:25 am #

      If your husband plays, ask him to write in these comments how he did too.


  3. Bryn January 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    My kids have a DS game (in English) called Brain Age, it’s almost the exact same kind of thing. You’re supposed to play for a few minutes everyday to keep your brain “young and sharp”. My average on the ones above was 35 😦


    • tokyo5 January 10, 2010 at 12:05 am #

      We also have one for our Nintendo DS (in Japanese) called 「やわらかあたま塾」.

      It doesn’t give a “brain age”, but rather it scores by putting you in a “grade”.

      >My average on the ones above was 35

      Better than me. 😉


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