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To reduce ADHD epidemic, promote (concussion-free) sports and physical activity programs?

brainimaging_cognitivetasksExer­cise Is ADHD Med­ica­tion (The Atlantic): “This morn­ing the med­ical jour­nal Pedi­atrics pub­lished research that found kids who took part in a reg­u­lar phys­i­cal activ­ity pro­gram showed impor­tant enhance­ment of cog­ni­tive per­for­mance and brain func­tion. The findings…“demonstrate a causal effect of a phys­i­cal pro­gram on exec­u­tive con­trol, and pro­vide sup­port for phys­i­cal activ­ity for improv­ing child­hood cog­ni­tion Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”

Summit Interviews

Time for our Sep­tem­ber 2014 e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights  and inno­va­tions reports…including four thought-provoking inter­views with Spon­sors of the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th). Enjoy!

New per­spec­tives at the fron­tier of Brain, Health & Innovation:

New trends:

New stud­ies:

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessFinally, you may want to try this brain teaser to test your multi-tasking abil­i­ties…and, if you are inter­ested in all these top­ics for pro­fes­sional rea­sons, please con­sider join­ing us at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th) — you can reg­is­ter with a 10% dis­count using pro­mo­tional code: sharp2014

Have a great month of October!

Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive exercises at school

Bar­bara Arrow­smith Young

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As dis­cussed in The Brain that Changes Itself and in my own book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, I launched the Arrow­smith Pro­gram, a suite of cog­ni­tive exercises–now in more that 60 schools–designed to strengthen weak cog­ni­tive areas that under­lie a num­ber of spe­cific learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and disabilities.

I did so based on my jour­ney to over­come my own severe spe­cific learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Meagher (Cogniciti): Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”

Michael Meagher

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As the Pres­i­dent of Cog­nic­iti, a spin-off from Bay­crest reseach cen­ter and hos­pi­tal, I am excited to help trans­form brain health from a reac­tive, “suffer-in-silence” space to a proac­tive, “let-me-take-control-of-my-health” space. Read the rest of this entry »

Silvia Damiano (About my Brain Institute): Why not democratise access to neuroscience?

Sil­via Damiano

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I am the CEO of the About my Brain Insti­tute, based in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, with activ­i­ties in Europe and North Amer­ica. What excites me the most is work­ing with the young tal­ent in my organ­i­sa­tion, as a great way to keep my brain young and con­tin­u­ously learning.

Please tell us about your inter­est in brain health and per­for­mance. What areas are you most inter­ested in? What moti­vated you to pur­sue work in your field?
I had my own brain scanned last year and, being in the lead­er­ship space for so many years, I thought, this is great, but why not democ­ra­tise access to neu­ro­science? I believe that Read the rest of this entry »

Itamar Lesuisse at Peak: My interest in brain training stemmed from my own inadequacies

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Ita­mar Lesuisse

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I am the CEO at Peak, a mobile brain-training app that helps users to enjoy becom­ing bet­ter every day. My cofounders and I wanted to start a com­pany where tech­nol­ogy, sci­ence, edu­ca­tion and gam­ing blend together to cre­ate a prod­uct that can really help users and that they could have fun using. I love Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teaser to test your attentional focus and multi-tasking abilities


How often do you review and com­ment on a doc­u­ment while talk­ing on the phone with a col­league about an unre­lated mat­ter? Or think about your prob­lems at work while help­ing your child with his home­work? Read the rest of this entry »

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