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Update: “You’re not a prisoner of your DNA”

Participants_2014SharpBrainsSummitTime for Sharp­Brains’ Octo­ber e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing the usual wealth of insights and resources and, above all, thank­ing the 215 par­tic­i­pants in 17 coun­tries who joined an amaz­ing 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit! (each blue dot rep­re­sents a par­tic­i­pant or group of participants).

(We are now digest­ing every­thing dis­cussed dur­ing 3 intense days, and try­ing to enjoy a relax­ing weekend…)

New think­ing:

New research:

New tech­nol­ogy:

Have a great month of November!

Brain Performance Dashboards @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

After two very intense Sum­mit days, today we have Expo Day, look­ing at the lat­est solu­tions and ini­tia­tives by Sum­mit Spon­sors — includ­ing the cog­ni­tive per­for­mance dash­board below, by Peak. Many peo­ple work­ing on ways to engage, edu­cate, empower and bet­ter equip every­one with a brain!
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Day 2 @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit has started!

After a great Day 1 yes­ter­day, we have another excel­lent Sum­mit Agenda today. We look for­ward to it, and to shar­ing the main insights and take-aways with the Sharp­Brains community!

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2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit starts today

The 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit is start­ing today Tues­day, Octo­ber 28th, at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Fran­cisco, CA time)! Each of the blue dots in the map below rep­re­sents a par­tic­i­pant (or group of par­tic­i­pants) — more than 200, in 17 coun­tries! (Reg­is­tra­tion is now closed; Reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants can already enter the vir­tual meet­ing room as instructed by email)
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Cognitive maintenance 2.0: From crossword puzzles to targeted mental stimulation

neuroimagingThe Sil­ver Econ­omy: Brain train­ing fired up by hard evi­dence (Finan­cial Times):

Not so long ago, peo­ple kept age­ing brains active through read­ing and writ­ing, talk­ing with friends and fam­ily, and per­haps play­ing cards or doing puz­zles. Now a rapidly grow­ing num­ber are tak­ing a high-tech approach to cog­ni­tive main­te­nance, through com­puter pro­grams designed to stim­u­late the brain… Read the rest of this entry »

Douglas Ziedonis (UMass­ Med­ical School) to speak on scaling up meditation and mindfulness

Douglas ZiedonisExcited to announce that Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at at the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Med­ical School, will share his work and insights on Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness via well­ness pro­grams and biofeed­back sen­sors, at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th).

Dr. Ziedo­nis is also Pres­i­dent of UMass Memo­r­ial Behav­ioral Health Ser­vices. He is inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for his research and lead­er­ship in address­ing co-occurring addic­tion and men­tal ill­ness, in par­tic­u­lar tobacco and also food addic­tion. He is Direc­tor of the UMass Cen­ter of Excel­lence (COE) in Addic­tions and Co-Director of the UMass COE in Neu­ro­sciences. Read the rest of this entry »

How can front-line professionals incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices?

BrainDon’t miss the ses­sion How can front-line pro­fes­sion­als incor­po­rate the emerg­ing brain health toolkit to their prac­tices at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring:

  • Eliz­a­beth Frates, Direc­tor of Med­ical Stu­dent Edu­ca­tion at the Insti­tute of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacific Med­ical Center
  • Bar­bara Van Amburg, Chief Nurs­ing Offi­cer at Kaiser Per­ma­nente Red­wood City
  • Kate Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter at Wal­ter Reed National Mil­i­tary Med­ical Center
  • Chair: Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Promotion

We are look­ing for­ward to it!

–> Explore the Agenda @ 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, and join­ us Octo­ber 28-30th! (10%-off pro­mo­tional code: sharp2014)

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