May 30, 2008
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Here you are have the twice-a-month newsletter with our 10 most popular blog posts. Please remember that you can subscribe to receive this Newsletter by email, simply by submitting your email at the top of this page.
A crucial topic we cover is, “How can we use emerging technologies to keep our brains healthy and productive as long as possible?” The American Society on Aging asked Alvaro to exercise his brain…and here are his thoughts on the current state and future of the brain fitness market: Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand
New “Exercise Your Brain” Widget: A widget is basically a box you can embed in your blog or webpage (like Facebook) to easily share articles with your readers and friends. We have just released a SharpBrains one!
Mysteries of Brain and Mind: Several recent New York Times articles highlight fascinating frontiers of brain science, exploring mindfulness, perceptual capacities, and the power of placebo.
Brain Games or Drugs for Cognitive Enhancement: “In conclusion, it looks like one can use training to boost one’s fluid intelligence,” says Dr. Pascale Michelon, based on a recent study.
Education and Training
Try Thinking and Learning Without Working Memory: Quick! Can you recite backwards the 7 digits of your phone number? Bill Klemm answers some key questions on thinking and working memory, in one of the most insightful articles on the subject we have seen.
Health and Wellness
Manage Stress for Your Brain Health: Insightful essay on stress management and brain health written by Landon, as part of one of our student essay contests.
Study: Meditation Against ADHD: In order to fight attention deficits…does’t make sense to develop the “mental muscles” to pay attention? Take a quick look at the topic, posted at the Huffington Post (if you have an account there, and can leave a comment, please do).
Mindfulness Meditation for Adults & Teens with ADHD: Dr. David Rabiner shares with us a detailed review of a new study that analyzes the benefits of mindfulness for adolescents and adults with attention deficits.
Have a stimulating weekend!