Technology and innovation expert Jerry Michalski hosted on May 6th a great Yi-Tan Conversation titled Change Your Brain Trajectory, discussing the new book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age with co-author Alvaro Fernandez.
–> You can listen to the 16-minute summary HERE
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By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are proud to share that Kirkus Reviews, one of the most credible independent reviewers of new books, just published a very good review of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages).
“Your brain is your most precious asset, and it is wise to invest in it,” the authors write. Read the rest of this entry »
In a modern society we are confronted with a wide range of increasingly abstract and interconnected problems. Successfully dealing with such an environment requires a highly fit brain, capable of adapting to new situations and challenges throughout life. Consequently, we expect cross-training the brain to soon become as mainstream as cross-training the body is today, going beyond unstructured mental activity and Read the rest of this entry »
Founder of SharpBrains talks about brain health (Saludify): “My passion is learning,” Fernandez told Saludify. “I love learning, and I love to see other people learn. I just realized that if we can improve the way our brains work, in not just me but millions of people, then we can help everyone learn better in every single decade of their lives.” …Fernandez’s work in the field led to the release of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. The impetus behind the book came from Fernandez examining professional research related to the brain’s learning ability and functionality at various periods of life.
“We thought the book would be perfect to educate people on this new understanding of the brain and equally important how to apply it to oneself, which is after all what people really want to do,” Fernandez said. “It’s what we call brain fitness. How people can maintain their brains and minds in top shape.” Keep reading article
These days, we all live under considerable stress — economic challenges, job demands, family tensions, always-on technology and the 24-hour news cycle all contribute to ceaseless worry. While many have learned to simply “live with it,” this ongoing stress can, unless properly managed, have a Read the rest of this entry »
Electrical Brain Stimulation Helps People Learn Math Faster (Wired): “…scientists stimulated volunteers’ brains with mild electric current while they learned new arithmetic operations based on made-up symbols. People who received brain stimulation during training sessions on five consecutive days learned two to five times faster than those who received sham stimulation, and they retained a 30 to 40 percent performance edge six months later… Read the rest of this entry »
Envisioning The Future With Inventor Cori Lathan (NPR): “Computers were created to be useful tools, but all too often it’s still a chore to get technology to do our bidding…For example, working as an engineer with astronauts at NASA, Lathan realized that the physical challenges of living in space in some ways mirror the challenges of living with a disability on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »