Feb 28, 2012
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Time for SharpBrains’ February 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple and complementary perspectives on how to harness neuroplasticity: with enthusiasm, BOTH physical AND cognitive exercise, and (once tools become better standardized and widely available) brain-based personalized medicine.
- To Harness Neuroplasticity, Start with Enthusiasm, by Dr. Helena Popovic
- Q&A with Dr. Yaakov Stern on Brain Reserve, Exercise, Cognitive Training, Angry Birds, YMCA and more
- 3-part series written by Dr. Evian Gordon to summarize and build on the Personalized Medicine World Congress 2012:
- The State of Personalized Medicine: The Role of Biomarkers
- Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: from DSM to brain-based RDoC, iSPOT-D and biomarkers
- Working with Healthcare Stakeholders towards Brain-Based Personalized Medicine
- To Be (Your Connectome), or Not to Be (Your Genome), by Dr. Sebastian Seung
- Enhance Metacognition and Problem-Solving by Talking Out Loud to Yourself, by Dr. Judith Tingley
- Final Meeting Report @ 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century, by Alvaro Fernandez, Dr. Luc Beaudoin, Muki Hansteen-Izora, Margaret Morris, Dr. Joshua Steinerman, Dr. Peter Whitehouse.
- (Want to contribute articles like these? Learn details here)
What’s New and Meaningful:
- Learning to Cope with Google/ Information Overload
- An Emerging Era of Big Data (in Mental Health too)
- When and Why Should Drivers with Cognitive Impairment Stop Driving
- Diagnosing early Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? (New WEF eBook)
- Luria Congress on Modern Neuropsychology
- Syllabus for online course, How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach (starts March 7th)
- Save The Date (June 7-8th, 2012), 28 Confirmed Speakers: 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit – Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity & Digital Innovation
Finally, let us mention that Brain Awareness Week is approaching (March 12-18th, 2012), and that you can now add comments to SharpBrains articles via Facebook (see below). Looking forward to a great month of March!