LLI 374 Brain Fitness - Overview

Course Outline:

The course is designed to provide students with new methodologies to challenge their brain and enhance their memory with interesting brain games, computer games, puzzles, and simple math problems, and other memory enhancing activities. The course has five 2-hour sessions devoted to a specific area of Brain Fitness.


MS Windows or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials



Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work. Student are also encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet.

Meeting Information:

  • Days:    Thursday
  • Dates:    02/04/21 - 03/04/21
  • Number of Sessions:    5
  • Time:    1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location:    Online

Lesson Plan:

Session I

  • Course Overview Presentation
  • Brain Fitness – What is it and why it matters – Math Exercises (LAB)

Session II

  • Mnemonics - Techniques that Aid Information Retention or Retrieval in Human Memory – Never forget a PASSWORD!

Session III

  • Puzzles on the Mind

Session IV

  • Music and Dance – Can You Count the Rhythm and Step to the Beat?

Session V

  • Gaming – Online or Offline “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore!” (LAB)
  • Course Review
  • Course Evaluation

Web Support:

Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Brain Training Programs


Online Math Programs

Mnemonic Links

Online Cognitive Training

Mobile Apps for Cognitive Training


Apple Store

Google Play

Categories of Puzzles

Word Puzzles

Online Streaming Music Sites

Online Music Creation Sites

Dancing in the DMV

Brain SPECT Imaging

Other Brain Training Links

Colleges and Universities