The last couple of months I’ve been using this online brain training tool called Lumosity. It’s a scientifically proven tool to help develop cognitive functions in the brain in order to function with different tasks better. It’s developed with the help of research in areas of neuroscience and neuroplasticity, that the brain will adapt to the daily tasks it faces. With daily training in different brain areas you can develop and improve them but also counteract effects on the brain from aging.
The cool thing is that the brain statistics Lumosity outputs after training are split in the different development areas of the brain. My best score is on Attention where I am almost above 90% of the rest of the population. I find it interesting since attention has to do with Se which is our inferior function as INFJs. I believe that the reason I have such a high attention score is because as an INFJ and HSP, I do not have a filter to separate sensory stimuli. I just take everything in and my Ni sorts it and shows me selected things on a conscious level. We are actually more conscious of our surroundings then we think because all the rest of the sensory data is still there subconsciously. Ready to be grasped by our Ni when needed. An example is a game on Luminosity where you have to quickly spot a bird somewhere on the screen and simultaneously read a letter in the center of the screen. All in a couple of milliseconds. Sometimes it was so fast it was hard to see, but somehow I still manage to select the correct letter and spot where the bird was. All because that sensory information is not filtered like most people. I think this is why we often have a tendency to be HSP individuals which are easily affected by strong sounds, lights, smells and easily get emotionally overwhelmed.
I can recommend Lumosity and it’s all a highly interesting subject. Lumosity has been proven to work to increase short term working memory, math and help develop attention in people with brain damage or mental disorders like ADHD. Worth to note is that there is no proof that training some of the other brain games on Lumosity could help improve performance in unrelated tasks. It would be interesting to see if there will be any articles and research done on MBTI in correlation to neuroscience and how the brain works in different types.