We are proud to see the excellent Amazon.com customer reviews of our latest book, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013). Our most sincere thanks to every reader and reviewer!
Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years (Innovation Excellence):
“To celebrate the progress of this monumental discipline, we have compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years..” Read the rest of this entry »
There Is No Left-Brain/Right-Brain Divide (Time):
- “Scientists have long known that the popular left-brain/right-brain story doesn’t hold water. Here’s why. First, the sweeping characterizations of what the two halves of the brain miss the mark: one is not logical and the other intuitive, one analytical and the other creative. The left and right halves of the brain do function in some different ways, but these differences are more subtle than is popularly believed (for example, the left side processes small details of things you see, the right processes the overall shape). Second, the halves of the brain don’t work in isolation; rather, they always work together as a system. Your head is not an arena for some never-ending competition, the brain’s “strong” side tussling with its “weak.” Finally, people don’t preferentially use one side or the other.”
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Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas? (Stanford Business):
- “If the brain is experiencing highly physiologically arousing emotions associated with stress, then our first instinct will be to stay away from excitement and seek comfort instead. Studies have shown that Read the rest of this entry »
Enjoy this slide deck presented by Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, Director of the new Center for Digital Aging at USC Davis, at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit.
We just selected and categorized the Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games that SharpBrains readers have been enjoying the most.
Here are a few samples…
Fun experiments on how our brains work
1. You think you know the colors? Try the Stroop Test
3. Take the Senses Challenge (Interactive)
Attention and memory
7. Count the Fs in this sentence
9. Proud of your visual memory? Give a try at “Picasso” (Interactive)
10. Is your attention better than a chimp’s? (Interactive)
–> For more, visit these Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games and test your perceptual and cognitive abilities…