These are the 10 best teachers in the world (Global Teacher Prize announcement):
“We’ve all had teachers who have inspired us, who have made a difference to our lives.
Teachers have the power to make or break lives. A great lesson can inspire a passion for a subject that lasts a lifetime, while lacklustre teaching can kill any desire for learning.
Teachers who make a significant difference in their students’ lives – sometimes against all odds – deserve to be celebrated.
The Global Teacher Prize does just that, awarding $1 million to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.”
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By: Alvaro Fernandez
Hundreds of companies and science labs around the globe are researching the inner workings of the human brain and mind, and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier for longer.
What explains this flurry of activity? Read the rest of this entry »
By: Apoorv Mathur
Last week I shared some key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health, based on my participation at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and promised a second article more focused on the technology side of things.
Here it is 🙂
Just a few weeks after the SharpBrains Summit I also attended CES 2017. While I enjoyed the myriad emerging technologies –autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, augmented and virtual reality headsets, voice activated everything– I was mostly struck by a firm named Halo Neuroscience. They have a fascinating wearable product, Halo Sport, claiming to accelerate gains in strength, explosiveness, endurance, and muscle memory, improving the brain’s response to athletic training. It uses tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), essentially priming movement-related circuits of the brain to become more receptive to stimuli, helping the brain wire in the practice for improved future response.
The cutting edge of applied neuroplasticity
Both conferences allowed me to see the cutting edge of Read the rest of this entry »
Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest digital brain health technologies, neuroscience findings and insights for lifelong brain health and mental health.
Finally, here you are a fun brain teaser to challenge your frontal lobes.
We hope you enjoy all the neuro-stimulating reading 🙂
The SharpBrains Team