My Interview With Martin G. Walker – Creator of Mind Sparke Brain Fitness Pro

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Note: the entire interview can be heard by scrolling down to the play button below.

This morning I had an interesting interview with Martin G. Walker, the creator of Mind Sparke Brain Fitness Pro. Aside from being an incredibly nice guy, I found him to be extremely down to earth.

A few days back, I sent him a list of questions I had in mind and he agreed to all of them. I know I’ve mentioned before that Martin is accessible and customer focused, and I just have to say it again here. He put no restrictions on this interview. Gave me no time limit. He was open to whatever I threw him.

I certainly appreciated that, and I hope you enjoy the interview.

Some of the highlights from the interview include:

  • How the idea for Brain Fitness Pro came up
  • Martin explains some of the findings of the Jaeggi study which the program is based on
  • What age groups do best with the training
  • Whether the program is right for students getting ready for the SAT
  • The differences between Brain Fitness Pro and programs like Lumosity
  • What kind of improvement to expect after 19 days
  • The surprising improvement that users are experiencing other than intelligence point gains
  • What’s in the next version (and do we have to pay for the upgrade?)
  • When the MAC version is expected

 

You can listen to the entire interview by double clicking the play button below.

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For those of you following my 19 day trial, I completed Day 15 today. I’ll make a new post on Day 20 with my final n-back score, thoughts about the process and a final review.

As per Martin’s suggestion I will give myself a week off to consolidate the gains, and then I will post my post test results and final review.

UPDATE:

My 19 day trial is now finished! You can view my complete results by clicking here.

Thanks for following along, and please leave any questions you may have for Martin or myself in the comments below.

You can learn more or purchase Mind Sparke by clicking here.

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Erin Matlock About the author, Erin Matlock
Erin Matlock is the CEO of Brain Pages, Inc, a media company specializing in the promotion of brain focused resources and professionals. Along with heading up BRAIN PAGES, the company's brain friendly directory and online community, she serves as Founder and Editor in Chief of BrainTraining101.com and TheBrainChannel.com.

5 Comments On This Post

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know more about Martin Walker and his Brain Fitness Pro. It sounds line a valuable product that more people need to know about.

    Kerry

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  2. Hey Erin!

    Thanks for letting me know that you are intending to post a transcript of the interview. That would be nice.

    Warm regards,
    Shaun.

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  3. Hey Shaun!

    I’m glad you liked the interview (at least the part you’ve listened to). You and Will have both played an important part in this trial. You’ve given me encouragement – as well as a guideline as to how the sessions would go. I really appreciate it, and I hope I can give that encouragement to others.

    The interview lasts about 49 minutes. I am in the process of searching for a good online transcription service. I know not all of the readers here like to listen to audios or have the time to do it, so I plan on providing transcripts for them to read through.
    When I get this figured out, I will add it to this interview too.

    I’ve got to agree on Martin’s honesty. I’ve not found him to be overly sales-y, and that is so nice. He’s proud of his product, and he is honest about what it does and who he thinks it will work best for.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Hi there Erin:

    I listened to the first 18 minutes of the interview with Martin Walker. Thanks for mentioning my name during the talk. That gave me a little rush :)…

    While the entire interview feels a bit long for me to listen to all at once, I have decided I am going to listen to it in bits. The first 18 minutes were interesting! I especially enjoyed Martin’s honesty about the value of the product for increasing IQ. That builds credibility.

    Warm regards,
    Shaun.

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  5. [...] I’ll be writing up more personal successes and struggles I’ve had with n-backing in a day or so…  but for now, you can go and read Erin’s experiences over at Brain Training 101. She’s nearly through her 19 days, and is seeing pretty remarkable results.   (While you’re there,  be sure and check out her interview with MindSparke founder, Martin Walker) [...]

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