Jan 29, 2015
January Update: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims
Time for SharpBrains’ January e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of brain health insights, neuroscience research reports, a landmark action by the Federal Trade Commission…and some quick brain teasers. Enjoy!
- Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life
- Can self-monitoring help promote academic success, and reduce ADHD symptoms, in college students with ADHD
- Studies point toward clear benefits to cultivating mindfulness in the workplace
- In the New Year, toss a coin or trust Dr. Oz for medical advice?
- To help children with ADHD improve academic performance, combine medication AND behavioral treatment
- Harnessing a virtual reality brain training game to diagnose mild cognitive impairment
- New book on neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing
- New online course: How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development (10%-off discount code: sharp2015)
- Are neuromarkers on the cusp of transforming education and mental health?
- General Chiarelli: “We have a totally dysfunctional research system (for brain and mental health)”
- The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims
- Trend: Mobile apps to improve vision via perceptual learning
- E-therapy stepping up to fill mental health gaps
- For college students, mental health screening kiosks offer ‘Check-Up from the Neck Up’
- Dealing with opportunities and challenges from mood-altering consumer wearables
- Expanding the brain health toolkit with mobile neurobehavioral tests — aka a “brain thermometer”?
- Virtual Expo day: Digital Artefacts (BrainBaseline), HeartMath, Sleep Genius, The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
Finally, when you have a few minutes you may want to try these quick brain teasers to test your cognitive skills…and your cognitive biases.
Have a great month of February!