A fair chance for every talent

Past performance provides no guarantees for the future. That premise is central to the future of work. BrainsFirst turns this into an opportunity: it’s all about potential. Do you (still) not have the ideal resume, the dream education or the required skills? In sports, work & education it’s all about what you can do and learn in the future.  Do the NeurOlympics and discover the foundations of your future career!

About the NeurOlympics assessment


It’s not so much about which skills you have already mastered, but which ones you can learn at what level. By measuring cognitive core competencies, you map out the building blocks of performance. That way you know which place you will best fit into as a candidate.

Objective data

We don’t believe in questions but in measurement. Each gameified assessment session yields a thousand(s) data points. That’s a rich source of unique information. BrainsFirst takes your talent very seriously. Do you too?

An honest assessment

Any advantage in education, language, knowledge or skills will not help you here. Conversely, a possible disadvantage is also irrelevant. Every talent deserves a fair chance. We correct the data in such a way that any bias is filtered out.

Most valuable experience

Did you know that the NeurOlympics assessment games excel in providing a learning experience according to customer & candidate? The serious games are not ‘for fun’. They are designed to provide objective and reliable insight into talent. This way you really get to know yourself and you know where your chances of success lie, professionally speaking.


You can agree that the organization inviting you may view this data to assess whether you are a job-match made in heaven. Do you want to revoke the data afterwards? No problem. The data will not be available for third parties. You decide who can see the data.

Frequently asked questions

Who can see my data?
The only organization that can see your data is the company you played the games for. If you signed up for the BrainsFirst Brainpool, your profile can later be matched (anonymously) to future opportunities. Please note that we will never share your data and profile with any organization without first asking your permission. You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy.

Why do I have to enter personal information such as gender and date of birth?
Companies do their utmost to avoid bias and discrimination when making employee selection decisions. It may seem contradictory that we are asking for more personal details from you, but we need these details from you so that we can normalize your scores and compare you against a similar reference set to give you the fairest possible chance.

What is statistical normalization?
This is a technique that requires standard groups to calculate assessment scores. A standard group should contain a representative sample of candidates who have equivalent characteristics. For example, we have separate standard groups for men and women within different age categories. We compare your data with the data from the norm group in which you fit so that we can standardize your scores. All this so you get a fair chance!

How can I change my password?
Go to Forgot Password to change your password.

How can I delete my account?
We are sorry to see you go. Please note that only our system administrator can access your personal information and you will always be in control of who can contact you. If you really want to delete your account please use the following link Delete my data and application.

Why should I participate in the NeurOlympics?
Besides the fact that you can be invited by your future employer, you will also gain insight into your personal cognitive qualities after completing this test.

How do I know if I did well on the test?
We are not interested in whether you are smart, but in what makes you smart. Everyone has talents and is good at something. It’s about matching your talents to the context that best fits your brain. There is no such thing as an ideal score. Everyone wants to score high, of course, but for some professions it is actually important that you do not score so high on certain parts and one is often more important than the other. The most important thing is that you do your utmost when you play the games and motivate yourself to achieve your maximum result. So make sure you start off well rested, are fully focused and follow the instructions explicitly.

Why do I get the message “too fast” when I actually saw the targets in game 3 and/or 4?
These two games revolve around reaction time, and reacting to the stimuli presented. Some people start to anticipate rather than react to these stimuli after a few trials. This is predicting/gambling where the next trial will appear. You just have to really use the information from the middle neuron to do this game well. We have programmed a minimum time of 84ms between the appearance of the stimuli and allowing you to respond. The average response time for humans is around 200ms, you are really fast if you are around 120ms and the most exceptional cases just tick the 100ms between seeing the stimuli and the earliest arrival of the signal in the motor cortex So it is really not possible to respond faster. We are already setting the threshold pretty far from what is humanly achievable to be able to really measure the super fast people (especially in top sport) still fairly. So when you get that notification you are below 84ms which is really very much not reacting anymore, but predicting. In the case of that notification, you are predicting what the next trial will be. In your mind this is not true, because between the actual perception and the click there is probably only 40ms, which the brain cannot consciously detect because we are just not able to distinguish such small nuances in time. Tip: Try to react rather than anticipate what the next trial will be.

Can I prepare for the NeurOlympics?
For the best and most reliable results, pay attention to the following recommendations. 

In addition, it is very important that you read the instructions for each game carefully. 

  • Game 1: Memorize as much as possible, time is of no importance.
  • Game 2: Hit the targets as high as possible, use the diagonal cannons as much as possible
  • Game 3 & 4: Be as fast as possible without making too many mistakes. React and don’t try to anticipate.

More Questions?
Please contact: support@brainsfirst.com and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

Instruction videos – Game tips