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Join the most Brain-friendly Book Discussion

 

1) READ THE BOOK

Book: The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013)

–> Click HERE to learn more and to buy the book (avail­able as soft­cover and e-book).

What cred­i­ble review­ers have to say about the book:

  • A great start for mak­ing sense of new brain sci­ence and for tak­ing active steps towards smart health.” — Misha Pavel, PhD, Pro­gram Direc­tor at the National Sci­ence Foundation
  • On a per­sonal note, I have to say I wish I had read this awe­some guide when I was much younger.” — Sci­en­tific American
  • One of those books you can­not ignore. Insight­ful, to the point, action­able.” — Tobias Kiefer, Direc­tor Global Learn­ing & Devel­op­ment at Booz & Company

 

2) DISCUSS IT VIA EXPERT WEBCHATS

See what world-class experts have to say, dis­cussing read­ers’ questions.

  • Jan­u­ary 10th, 3pm US East­ern Time: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez (Sharp­Brains), on Let’s Talk about The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age. Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Jan­u­ary 14th, 1.30pm ET: Dr. Bob Bilder (UCLA), on The Basics of Per­sonal Brain Man­age­ment Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Jan­u­ary 17th, 3pm ET: Dr. Eliz­a­beth Zelin­ski (USC Davis), on Cog­ni­tive Enhance­ment for Healthy Aging Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Jan­u­ary 21st, 3pm ET: Dr. Oscar Ybarra (Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan), on Social Inter­ac­tions and the Brain Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Jan­u­ary 24th, 3pm ET: Dr. Andrew New­berg (UPenn), on Man­ag­ing Stress and Build­ing Resilience Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Jan­u­ary 27th, noon ET: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez (Sharp­Brains), on Does Brain Train­ing Work? For Whom? For What? Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Jan­u­ary 31st, noon ET: Dr. San­dra Chap­man (UT-Dallas), on Why your Health Starts and Ends with Your Brain Health Read Q&A ses­sion transcript
  • Feb­ru­ary 4th, 5pm ET: Dr. Bob Syl­wester (Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon), on What Neu­ro­plas­tic­ity Means for Edu­ca­tion and Life­long Learn­ing Read Q&A ses­sion transcript

You can also use this Dis­cus­sion Guide with your friends and col­leagues to bet­ter digest the research find­ings and the prac­ti­cal tips dis­cussed in the book, and how to apply them in your life.

 

3) APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN

As described in the book’s final chap­ter, no two brains are exactly the same, so what is key is to apply this grow­ing knowl­edge in ways that address your spe­cific pri­or­i­ties and inter­ests. Feel free to share your plans, ideas and ques­tions via

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