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 »
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
Let us share a special promotion you may be interested in: you can now gain complimentary 6-month access to the self-paced course How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach when you order two copies of the new book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013) before next Friday, May 10th. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are pleased to announce that, after much hard work and three global summits to discuss the latest science and best practices, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages), is now available for purchase as paperback ($15.95) and e-book ($9.95)!
Modern life places extraordinary demands on our brains. The SharpBrains Guide helps readers discover what really works, and what doesn’t, to Read the rest of this entry »
By: Misha Pavel, PhD
Writing a foreword to this book against a tight deadline is a somewhat challenging task. As you will learn later in the book though, there is reason to believe that such mentally stimulating, novel activities are beneficial for keeping my brain sharp as I gain in wisdom — and in years. Like many people, I have noticed changes with aging since my younger adult years. And while we all wish for a magic pill, at least for the time being it is our behaviors, perhaps aided by technology, which can help us to age well physically, emotionally, and cognitively.
Indeed, novel information, Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Games Aim to Make Kids Smarter (SciAm Mind, requires subscription):
“Scientists have concocted mental fitness regimens to strengthen weak thinking skills in students—in effect, making kids smarter…Psychologists have long believed that thinking capacities such as attention, memory and reasoning were fixed, but Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Heads up: these are some of my upcoming talks, starting tomorrow with a brief insight blast on Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind at the World Economic Forum on Latin America. If you’re a SharpBrains friend and speaking at/ attending any, please let me know so we can connect.
- April 23–25, Lima, Peru: Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind, at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013
- May 1–2, San Francisco: Think, Think, Think: Cognitive Gaming Platforms, at Neurogaming
- May 15–16, Toronto: The Web as a Gym for the Brain, at mesh13
- May 20, Washington, DC: Innovating for the 50+, at Aging 2.0
- June 12, Victoria, BC, Canada: How Can We Invest In Our Brains To Boost Innovation and Resilience, at the Conference Board of Canada’s Annual Council of Human Resource Executives