HighIQPro FAQs

What is improved by HighIQPro training?

HighIQPro is designed to improve both raw IQ measured by IQ tests, but also applied intelligence (G) – being smarter for practical purposes.


How does HighIQPro differ from i3 Mindware?

i3 Mindware and HighIQPro both share the same gated dual n-back training games. They differ in terms of the mindware they also provide: i3 offers 40 sets of systematically selected full scale IQ test problems to develop  abstract, symbolic reasoning; HighIQPro offers 40 sets of mindware strategy tutorials for applying your cognitive ability to day to day challenges and tasks – summarized at this mindware strategy page. Each day, with HighIQPro you rate yourself on 10 key applied G capabilities, and over the program you should develop in each of them.



Can I play HighIQPro on a mobile?

Yes. The desktop-mobile bundle license option provides you with both desktop and mobile / tablet / iPad game-play.  The mobile app that is bundled with HighIQPro  – called DNB Pro – is a slimmed down version of the desktop.


What IQ gain is guaranteed with HighIQPro training?

HighIQPro’s 2G+ brain training formula improves IQ – your general intelligence (G) and scores on scientifically valid IQ tests.

From 40 sessions of training, 15 minutes per session, we guarantee a 10-20 point IQ increase on standardized, culture fair IQ tests (such as Raven’s Progressive Matrices). The terms of the guarantee can be found here.


How do I know objectively if I’ve improved my intelligence?

Your license comes with valid standardized IQ tests in the HRP Test Battery. These measure of your current baseline IQ and yor post-training IQ level after the training.

There are also scientifically valid tests in the add-on ‘Mindware Lab’ app provided for free – for

  • working memory (spatial and verbal)
  • fluid reasoning
  • attention flexibility and focus
  • learning capacity
  • speed of processing
  • decision-making
  • cognitive resilience


Are the IQ gains permanent?

The science shows that the 2G+ training results in permanent neuroplasticity changes  and long-term IQ gains.


How credible is 2G DNB

The scientific basis of the 2G+ DNB training is explained here. Several decades of cognitive neuroscience research have been pooled in its development.

It is a major advance on dual n-back training, targeting not just working memory but also executive functioning. The founder and director of IQ Mindware is Dr Mark Ashton Smith who has a cog psych and neuroscience joint PhD from the joint Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh ‘Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition‘ (CNBC) Program, and was an Assist. Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Cambridge. Since Cambridge, Dr Ashton Smith has branched into applying his cognitive neuroscience background to developing evidence-based interventions for health, resilience and cognitive performance.


Why HighIQPro rather than another brain training provider?

There are a number of reasons:

  • HighIQPro 2G is an evidence-based development of the most scientifically credible type of brain training, working memory training, that has known benefits for IQ and memory (ref1, ref2, ref3). Research papers on working memory training interventions number in the 100s now. No other type of training has this kind of evidence-base.
  • Mark Ashton Smith, Ph.D., was trained in a top-tier cogntitive neuroscience program – the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition) back in the late 1990s at the origins of cognitive neuroscience and computational modeling movement, before later taking up a post at the University of Cambridge. His fellow grad students have gone on to make seminal contributions in the field of intelligence and higher order cognition. The 2G+ DNB formula is a product of this scientific background.
  • HighIQPro is a specialized app for increasing IQ – as measured on independent IQ tests. Other providers do not focus on IQ specifically.
  • Because of our results with 2G+ n-back training, we are confident in offering our IQ increase money-back guarantee. We are the only company that offers a guarantee for increasing IQ level.
  • Agility. Because we are small and independent, we are not constrained by the very slow pace of lab-based research or sluggish corporate bureaucracy. IQ Mindware adopts an agile approach to R&D. We are able to implement and test the latest brain training research results, continually crowd-sourcing data for rapid innovation and effectiveness.


What do I do in the HighIQPro training? How long does it last?

HighIQPro’s 2G is a brain training game that builds on the dual n-back, while incorporating optional IQ and cognitive (e.g. attention) tests and IQ test problem sets. It is designed to be motivating and fun, but HighIQPro’s gated DNB training  requires a serious 4-6 week commitment of the same level as e.g. going to the gym three times a week for 4-6 weeks. It is not like other ‘light weight’ brain training games in this respect.  For those of you who have trained with the dual n-back before, this game will be quick to master, but noticeably more challenging as you make progress.

The basic 2G training program lasts between 4-6 weeks, 15-20 minutes per day – with break days. You decide on your own schedule.

While the basic program lasts 4-6 weeks, training time is limitless if you decide you want to continue with your training.


Can I increase my IQ in less than 4 weeks?

We have found that you can gain substantially in IQ from 12 days of training up to 20 days. Some individuals have a faster learning curve, and have experienced dramatic gains in as few as 5 days of training. But the recommended duration is 4-6 weeks for all the guaranteed neuroplasticity and IQ gains.


Can I improve my IQ more than 20 points?

We have had reports of up to 30 point IQ gains, but this is rare.


Do I need Internet connectivity to train with HighIQPro?

No. The training game itself does not require internet connectivity, once it is installed on your machine. However, if you opt to take the cognitive tests to track your training gains, or use the mindware strategy tutorials,  you will need internet connectivity at least once a day to update the backend server. You could play the core gated DNB offline while commuting, and then connect the app when you are back at home to update the servers as to your progress.


Is my data protected?

All your data is anonymous and secure. If you opt to take the tests, there is no record kept of your particular IQ scores or any other personal test data. Data is only used anonymously to help develop the effectiveness of the programs.


If English is not my native language, can I use this software?

The game instructions are in English, and English is required for the IQ problem sets if you choose to do the mindware training. However, there are Spanish, German, and Italian versions of the gated dual n-back core training itself.


Can I use a credit card if I don’t have a PayPal account?

If you have access to PayPal in your country, you can pay by credit card without opening a PayPal account. Simply click on the download button.

Once you have made your purchase, the app will be delivered to you instantly for download.