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Brain News: Software, Education, Arts

A few updates and announcements:

– 1) My apologies for slow blogging, due to travel. I participated yesterday in a fun panel discussion at ETech on Use Your Head- The Future of Mind Hacks. You can read some take-aways (in Italian, so this may be good brain exercise) here.

– 2) We will release our report The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2008 next Monday (Update: Tuesday March 11th!), to coincide with Brain Awareness Week. Make sure to visit our blog next Monday if you want to learn more.

– 3) The National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is planning some great activities during Brain Awareness Week (Thank you, Tim). Learn more about their “Partners in Education” activities for students in the Washington DC area.

– 4) The Dana Foundation has released a great research report to address the question “Are smart people drawn to the arts or does arts training make people smarter?” Enjoy the report and some excellent related resources Here.

– 5) Eric Jensen has written a great article on Brain-Based Education for PDK International Journal of Education. Enjoy it!

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  1. David Peek says:

    I looked for info about the Dana Foundation “Childhood Music Study” at Harvard University. Any data available?

  2. Alvaro says:

    Hello David, you should look directly in Dana’s website, linked in Point 4 above. They have collected a lot of great resources on music & the brain so they should have a reference to that study there. And please feel free to share its key findings here with us if you have the chance.

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