Can Training Help Aging Brains? (WebMD):
George Rebok, PhD, conducted one of the largest studies to date looking at how cognitive training affects older adults. Rebok, a professor at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, talks about the study findings, commercially available brain training, and what he recommends for brain health.
“What we found was I think very encouraging and also somewhat surprising Read the rest of this entry »
Enjoy these great presentations on the future of brain health, delivered at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit and featuring:
- Dr. Ken Kosik, Co-Director of the UC Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute
- For Rosetta Stone/ FitBrains: Steve Quan, Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
- For Peak: Roy Zahut, Lead Scientist
- For Baycrest/ Cogniciti: Mike Meagher, President of Cogniciti
- For The Arrowsmith Program: Jessica Poulin, Managing Director
It’s a pleasure to share that the Spanish edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness has also become an Amazon bestseller, in Spain and in the US.
Queridos lectores: muchas gracias por ayudar, disfrutando del libro y dejando opiniones tan positivas como las de abajo.
A todos: Feliz Navidad y Próspero 2015! Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to share that The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness remains as the #1 Bestseller in Amazon’s Preventive Medicine list. It’s been a Top 10 for over a year now! This has been possible thanks to many excellent reader reviews, such as the one below left by Rick Bruce in California a month ago.
Dear readers, and everyone else: Happy Holidays, and Happy (and very brain-fit) 2015! Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Unless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the growing interest in–and controversies around–the topics of brain fitness and brain training.
A little perspective may help separate the signal from the noise. Take a minute to think about the early years of the physical fitness movement. It took decades of conflicting research and confusing media coverage to finally spread the idea that daily life activities are far from sufficient to keep us physically fit. And, at the same time, to Read the rest of this entry »
Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work (Press release):
“A group of 127 scientists sent an “open letter” to the Stanford Center for Longevity, today, in reaction to a recent statement by the center that was highly critical of the emerging science of brain training and derogated the efficacy of all brain exercises…The letter is signed by 127 doctors and scientists, many of whom are luminaries in the field of neuroplasticity – the discipline that examines the brain’s ability to change. Signatories include members of the National Academy of Sciences, members of the Institute of Medicine, Read the rest of this entry »
Brain training is going mobile, and global. Not only did Apple name one brain training app (Elevate) “Best App of the Year” in the US, across all categories, but it handpicked another brain training app (Peak) as one of the top apps in 20+ countries. In the UK:
“Apple named video editor Replay as its best iPhone app, ahead of self-improvement app Peak – Brain Training.” Read the rest of this entry »