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Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming?

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We had a great event last Thurs­day in Lon­don to dis­cuss the future of applied neu­ro­science and gam­ing. Thank you, Brainbow/ Peak team, for host­ing us, and Strate­gic North for help­ing pro­mote it! Read the rest of this entry »

How to improve memory skills and remember what you read: Beyond phonics and “whole language”

Horizontal Stacked BooksDespite the increas­ing visual media we are increas­ingly exposed to, read­ing is still an impor­tant skill. Whether it is school text­books, online news­pa­pers or reg­u­lar books, peo­ple still read, though not as much as they used to. One rea­son that many peo­ple don’t read much is that they don’t read well. For them, Read the rest of this entry »

One more reason to improve education and cardiovascular health in developing countries: to delay (underestimated) Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer_Word_cloud_conceptAlzheimer’s Cases Severely Under­es­ti­mated in Devel­op­ing Nations (Bloomberg):

Alzheimer’s cases are greatly under­es­ti­mated in East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Colom­bia, researchers said, which may lead to poor pol­icy mak­ing and inad­e­quate health-care ser­vices. Read the rest of this entry »

Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed through lifestyle: New, large study joins growing chorus

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Hard Evi­dence We Can Slow Alzheimer’s By Exer­cis­ing The Body And The Mind (Forbes):

Alzheimer’s dis­ease is one of the most feared diag­noses among patients…once the dis­ease has been diag­nosed, there is noth­ing mod­ern med­i­cine can do to stop it.

But it can be slowed, and a new study pre­sented Read the rest of this entry »

Emerging apps: Train the brain to train the eye

vision iris scan New vision app keeps base­ball play­ers’ eye on the ball (CBS News):

Andriese and Chavez were among the 19 mem­bers of the base­ball team at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia River­side tak­ing part in an exper­i­ment. The goal: train­ing their brain to see bet­ter. The play­ers spent Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teaser to test your cognitive abilities…and biases

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Please con­sider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, sin­gle and bright. When she was a stu­dent, in high school and in col­lege too, she was deeply involved in social jus­tice issues, and also par­tic­i­pated in envi­ron­men­tal protests. Which is more prob­a­ble about Linda’s occu­pa­tion today? Read the rest of this entry »

Under what conditions can mindfulness courses help health care workers manage stress and burnout?

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Med­ical pro­fes­sion­als are bur­dened daily with the pain and suf­fer­ing of patients. Many work long hours, and reg­u­larly face stress­ful sit­u­a­tions. This bur­den does not come with­out con­se­quence: 60 per­cent of physi­cians report hav­ing expe­ri­enced burnout at some point in their careers.

Mind­ful­ness courses designed to help health care work­ers Read the rest of this entry »

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