By: Greater Good Magazine
Mindfulness is good for you. In thousands of studies, moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention has been shown to improve well-being, strengthen relationships, increase focus and attention, and even boost our immune systems.
So it’s no surprise that therapists have taken an interest in using mindfulness with their patients. The potential for benefit is clearly great. But how can therapists actually incorporate mindfulness into their practice? And, is it always helpful to patients?
To get answers to these questions, Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ July 2014 e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of thought-provoking insights, science reports…and this fun brain teaser to determine your stress level.
Finally, you may also want to try this teaser to test your cognitive biases.
Enjoy, and have a great month of August!
The SharpBrains Team
“Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven’t known how the relationship works,” said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?”…
“These findings are exciting because they suggest depression truly is a risk factor for dementia, and Read the rest of this entry »
By: Rosemarie Truman
Dear SharpBrains community,
We have read Alvaro Fernandez’s publication regarding the BRAIN Initiative in Venture Beat and thought our first-of-a-kind Brain Start-up Challenge would be of interest to many of you.
To provide some background, the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Advancing Innovation and the Heritage Provider Network, have partnered to create a “first of a kind” Brain Challenge. The Challenge will feature 20 rigorously selected brain related inventions that have commercial viability and are important to public health. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
Neurofeedback — also known as EEG Biofeedback — is treatment for ADHD in which individuals learn to produce and maintain a pattern of EEG activity that is consistent with a focused, attentive state. This is done by collecting EEG data from individuals as they focus on stimuli presented on a computer screen. Their ability to control the stimuli, for example, keeping the smile on a smiley face or keeping a video playing, is contingent on maintaining an EEG state consistent with focused attention. Overtime, Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to announce the Preliminary Agenda for the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014), featuring these world-class scientists, innovators and practitioners (and more coming soon!). Please consider joining us:
- Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco
- Aki Nikolaidis, NSF Fellow at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana
- Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius
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G20 World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative Partners with EU Human Brain Project (DD&D):
“According to the World Health Organization’s large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these “disorders of the brain” account for Read the rest of this entry »