Feb 17, 2007
By: Caroline Latham
We hope you are enjoying the growing coverage of Brain Fitness as much as we are. Below you have the Brain Fitness Newsletter we sent a few days ago-you can subscribe to this monthly email update in the box on the right hand side.
In this post, we will briefly cover:
I. Press: see what CBS and Time Magazine are talking about. SharpBrains was introduced in the Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune and in a quick note carried by the American Psychological Association news service.
II. Events: we are outreach partners for the Learning & the Brain conference, which will gather neuroscientists and educators, and for the Dana Foundation’s Brain Awareness Week.
III. Program Reviews: The Wall Street Journal reviewed six different programs for brain exercise and aging, and the one we offer is one of the two winners. A college-level counseling center starts offering our stress management one. And we interview a Notre Dame scientist who has conducted a replication study for the working memory training program for kids with ADD/ ADHD.
IV. New Offerings: we have started to offer two information packages that can be very useful for people who want to better understand this field before they commit to any particular program: learn more about our Brain Fitness 101 guide and Exercise Your Brain DVD.
V. Website and Blog Summary: we revamped our home page and have had a very busy month writing many good articles. We also hosted two “Blog Carnivals”- don’t you want to know what that means?
- Good overview in Lifelong learning, literally: neuroplasticity for students, boomers, seniors…
- TIME Magazine’s special issue A User Guide to the Brain.
- CBS NEWS/TIME Magazine’s Series on Brain Neuroplasticity and Memory Exercises.
- Birmingham News on SharpBrains with Want a workout for your brain?.
- “Online Brain Fitness Center Introduced” in the American Psychology Association News Service, on SharpBrains.
- Learning & The Brain Conference, February 15-17 in San Francisco.
- The Dana Alliance’s Brain Awareness Week 2007 will take place March 12-18. As part of the global activities we will offer our Exercising Our Brains class together with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and deliver a fun workshop on The Neuroscience of Stress and Stress Management for Accenture’s International Women. Learn more about this week and how you can participate.
III. Program Reviews
- Wall Street Journal “Putting Brain Exercises to the Test“, where MindFit emerged as one of the top two programs.
- Interview with a Scientist on ADD/ADHD and working memory training regarding Cogmed Working Memory Training program.
- Counseling center offers biofeedback to help decrease stress, talking about Freeze-Framer.
IV. New Offerings
- Brain Fitness 101 Guide: based on great feedback on our initial draft, we have refined and redesigned the guide and offer it now for only $11.95.
- Exercise Your Brain DVD: this one-hour and 20 minute class introduces you to the science and practice of brain exercise and includes many engaging activities. It is available for pre-order now until February 20 for $14.99 ($5 off from the regular $19.99!). Videos will ship February 23.
V. Website and Blog Summary
- We hope you enjoy our new home page and new section for Psychologists.
- Cognitive Neuroscience
Brain Fitness Glossary
Cognitive Reserve and Lifestyle
Heart Rate Variability as an Index of Regulated Emotional Responding
Neuroscience Interview Series: on learning and “brain gyms”
Counseling center offers biofeedback to help decrease stress
Lifelong learning, literally: neuroplasticity for students, boomers, seniors…
- Health & Wellness
Want to Improve Memory? Strengthen Your Synapses.
How do I know if computer-based brain fitness programs work?
I already do crosswords and sudoku. Do I need anything else?
Learning Slows Physical Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Professional Development
Improving Your Brain Tools: Reading Emotional Messages in the Face
Enhancing the Trader’s Self-Control
- Brain Teasers
Exercise Your Brains – Visual Logic Brain Teaser
Brain Workout for Your Frontal Lobes
- Blog Carnivals: (collection of best blog articles around particular topics)
We hosted Encephalon #15: Neuroscience and Psychology Blog Carnival.
And launched Brain Fitness Blog Carnival #1.