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Expanding the brain health toolkit with mobile neurobehavioral tests — aka a “brain thermometer”?

thermometersArmy touts ‘brain ther­mome­ter’ as front-line tool (Army Times):

Army medics will soon use what’s been dubbed a “brain ther­mome­ter”: a mobile phone appli­ca­tion that can, within min­utes, pro­vide health pro­fes­sion­als data to help diag­nose and mea­sure a soldier’s injuries…

The Defense Auto­mated Neu­robe­hav­ioral Assess­ment, pro­duced by Anthro­Tronix, includes Read the rest of this entry »

General Chiarelli: “We have a totally dysfunctional research system (for brain and mental health)”

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Gen­eral Chiarelli’s Brain Cru­sade (Politico):

Soon after Peter Chiarelli became vice chief of staff of the Army in 2008, a sub­or­di­nate showed him a bar graph depict­ing the num­ber of sol­diers deter­mined by the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs to be at least 30 per­cent dis­abled. The tallest col­umn was on the far left. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: 40% of ADHD diagnoses, 70% of treatment plans, fall short of AAP guidelines

ADHDTime for Sharp­Brains’ Decem­ber e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wide range of insights on brain health and inno­va­tion, and a deep analy­sis of this new study that found large gaps between research and prac­tice in ADHD diag­no­sis and treat­ment. Did you know, for exam­ple, that over 40% of diag­noses, and over 70% of the treat­ment plans, fall short of the guide­lines estab­lished by the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Pediatrics?

New research:

New think­ing:

New tools:

Finally, we are proud to share that The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance is Amazon’s #1 Best­seller in Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine (and the Span­ish edi­tion is #1 en Med­i­c­ina).

Have a great 2015! Feliz 2015!

Must-read interview with George Rebok, PhD: Can cognitive training help aging brains?

george_rebokCan Train­ing Help Aging Brains? (WebMD):

George Rebok, PhD, con­ducted one of the largest stud­ies to date look­ing at how cog­ni­tive train­ing affects older adults. Rebok, a pro­fes­sor at the Cen­ter on Aging and Health at Johns Hop­kins School of Pub­lic Health, talks about the study find­ings, com­mer­cially avail­able brain train­ing, and what he rec­om­mends for brain health.

What we found was I think very encour­ag­ing and also some­what sur­pris­ing Read the rest of this entry »

Carving Out Future Brain Health Directions + Expo Day (Rosetta Stone, Peak, Cogniciti, Arrowsmith Program)

Enjoy these great pre­sen­ta­tions on the future of brain health, deliv­ered at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit and featuring:

  • Dr. Ken Kosik, Co-Director of the UC Santa Bar­bara Neu­ro­science Research Institute
  • For Rosetta Stone/ Fit­Brains: Steve Quan, Head of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment & Strate­gic Partnerships
  • For Peak: Roy Zahut, Lead Scientist
  • For Bay­crest/ Cog­nic­iti: Mike Meagher, Pres­i­dent of Cogniciti
  • For The Arrow­smith Pro­gram: Jes­sica Poulin, Man­ag­ing Director

Amazon #1 Bestseller en Medicina: Cómo invertir en su cerebro — Una guía Sharp­Brains para mejo­rar su mente y su vida

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It’s a plea­sure to share that the Span­ish edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness has also become an Ama­zon best­seller, in Spain and in the US.

Queri­dos lec­tores: muchas gra­cias por ayu­dar, dis­fru­tando del libro y dejando opin­iones tan pos­i­ti­vas como las de abajo.

A todos: Feliz Navi­dad y Próspero 2015!  Read the rest of this entry »

Amazon #1 Bestseller in Preventive Medicine: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

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We are proud to share that The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness remains as the #1 Best­seller in Amazon’s Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine list. It’s been a Top 10 for over a year now! This has been pos­si­ble thanks to many excel­lent reader reviews, such as the one below left by Rick Bruce in Cal­i­for­nia a month ago.

Dear read­ers, and every­one else: Happy Hol­i­days, and Happy (and very brain-fit) 2015! Read the rest of this entry »

May 2015 Online Course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development

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