The World's Smartest Flashcards
Learn twice as fast, and remember longer.
Proven by decades of cognitive science.
with Spaced Repetition
Brainscape's online flashcards app applies decades of cognitive science research to make studying as efficient as humanly possible.
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Adaptive Learning on Steroids
Over 800 academic studies have proven the efficiency of spaced repetition. But nobody has ever made it as personalized as Brainscape.
Think of the answer in your head
A customized stream of cards to help you learn faster
Study Less, Remember More, & Improve Test Scores
Brainscape’s Confidence-Based Repetition method is proven by decades of cognitive science research into how we learn and retain information.
- Find Great Flashcards
- Browse thousands of classes created by publishers, teachers, and students
- Create Great Flashcards
- Use easy authoring tools on both our website and our mobile & tablet app
- Study Progressively
- Learn faster using Brainscape's “smart flashcards” repetition system
- Collaborate with Classmates
- Manage editing permissions to help spread the work among multiple students
- Share Your Class
- Post a link to your class on your class website, or tweet it to the rest of the world
- Bulk Upload Entire Decks
- Import dozens of text-based flashcards at once, using a two-column .csv file
- Upload Media
- Easily add images, animations, and sounds to your flashcards
- Format Beautiful Content
- Transform boring text using bold, italics, bullets, numbered lists, & other HTML tweaks
- Track Students' Progress
- Monitor the participation and mastery of all students in a shared class
- Navigate Your Content
- Easily flip through cards, search for specific cards, or view whole decks in “print preview”
- Benchmark Your Progress
- Compare your commitment levels with friends and with learners around the world
- Bookmark Your Cards
- Mark specific flashcards to review later with a teacher or tutor
Social Learning for Your Class
Are you an educator looking for a simple collaborative, adaptive learning solution? Brainscape allows teachers and professors to create a "flipped classroom" in minutes. You can either:
Students can study their adaptive flashcards online or in the Brainscape mobile app, and all their progress is kept in sync across devices.
And from your Teacher Dashboard, you can easily see how much your students are studying, and which topics students need the most help on.See our Educators' page
Perfect for Online Employee Training
Did you know that people forget up to 90% of what they learn in live staff workshops, PPTs, PDFs, and static reading materials?
Brainscape’s bite-sized, adaptive, web and mobile study system is guaranteed to help your team learn faster and retain knowledge for longer. It’s ideal for product information, sales training, employee onboarding, and more.More on Company Training
Proven Cognitive Science
Brainscape works by guaranteeing that each concept is repeated in just the right of time for your brain’s maximum benefit.
As you rate your confidence in each flashcard, on a scale of 1-5, our Confidence-Based Repetition™ learning system optimizes your personal study stream, helping you learn more than twice as fast and retain information for longer.
This unique application of spaced repetition combines the key mental activities of Active Recall, Metacognition, and Spaced Repetition more effectively than any other learning tool. Each step of the Brainscape learning process activates your hippocampus to maximize the strength of new neuron connections in your prefrontal cortex.
“In days my Spanish has gone from elementary to conversational; incredibly in depth & easy to use.”— Sophie Parker, Spanish Learner
“Clearly tops. Best feature may be the advanced editor—instrumental for adding pictures to my cards.”— Dwayne Jones, Medical Student
“After Brainscape, I recorded a 15% improvement in one class v. the students' previous scores and other classes.”— Julie Kim, History Teacher
“After we introduced Brainscape, suffice it to say that our sales staff learned critical new product facts much faster.”— Spencer Halpert, Sales Director
“I use this app all the time and share decks with classmates. The perfect study tool for a student.”— Mariko Kentaro, College Junior
“First was my ophthalmology final. 2 days to study; made cards one day & learned the 2nd. Got a 96%. Thanks for my A!”— Arturo Dimas, Knowledge Junkie