So, Lumosity conducted a survey of 478 U.S. cities and ranked them according to their "average brain performance score" - whatever that means. Ithaca, NY, homw to Cornell University and Ithaca College ranked number one. Ann Arbor came in 5th. In general, college towns dominated this clearly scientifically generated study.
"According to the Lumosity website, the study involved 2,417,530 participants nationwide. It tested their performance across five cognitive areas: memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem solving. Participants ranged from 15 to 85 years old.
Surprisingly, few of the country's largest cities ranked among the top 100 on the list. New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Houston and Chicago didn't make the cut."