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Is working memory training the priority for ADHD patients?

ADHD Attention Deficit DisorderThere are sev­eral rea­sons why it is impor­tant to develop evidence-based ADHD treat­ments in addi­tion to med­ica­tion and behav­ior therapy.

Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by med­ica­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

New virtual reality platforms for brain health assessments and therapies: Oculus Rift, Morpheus

OculusVir­tual Real­ity is Here. Can We Play With It? (The New York Times):

…I can assure you that vir­tual real­ity works. Tech­nol­ogy is no longer the lim­i­ta­tion. The lin­ger­ing ques­tion is what game design­ers, artists and film­mak­ers should do with it…Oculus VR sold Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Things Your Brain Does and You Probably Didn’t Know About

brain_centerWalk­ing, eat­ing, dis­cussing a book…all of these things seem very nat­ural and easy, but in truth, each and every one is done through a series of func­tions that the brain per­forms. In order to really under­stand the abil­i­ties of the brain, as well as the lim­i­ta­tions, you can cer­tainly try these brain teasers…but it is also impor­tant to look at some of the things you prob­a­bly didn’t know about.

Here you can read about 10 impor­tant brain func­tions Read the rest of this entry »

Good interview (in Spanish) about lifelong brain health and mental fitness

AlvaroFernandezIbanez_picÁlvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez: “Cor­riendo creamos más neu­ronas que andando” (La Vanguardia):

- ¿Por qué inver­tir en nue­stro cere­bro es un buen nego­cio?
Porque lo igno­ramos hasta que es demasi­ado tarde, hasta que uno tiene alzheimer o una depre­sión crónica. Pero cualquier per­sona puede mejo­rar cosas de su cere­bro. Y esto tiene dos grandes ven­ta­jas: mejo­rar nue­stro rendimiento nos sirve para apren­der cosas más rápido o para mane­jar el estrés Read the rest of this entry »

From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health?

EEG.BrainBrain Train­ing And The End Of The Prozac Gen­er­a­tion (Forbes):

Accord­ing to the National Insti­tute for Men­tal Health (NIMH), more than 57 mil­lion peo­ple, or 26% of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion suf­fer from some form of men­tal health prob­lem. But despite the ongo­ing need, Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Fitness eBook At Reduced Cost To Honor Brain Awareness Week

SharpBrainsGuide_3DHeads-up: We are mak­ing our great brain book, both in Eng­lish and Span­ish lan­guage, avail­able at reduced cost until end of Sun­day, March 16th. We hope you can think of friends, col­leagues, rel­a­tives (on top of your­self if you didn’t have a copy already) who may ben­e­fit from this opportunity:

Reminder: Webinar on Digital Brain Health trends this Thursday

Webinar digital brain health & trainingWhen: Thurs­day, March 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Heads-up: You can still reg­is­ter to join this upcom­ing webi­nar and dis­cuss the lat­est mar­ket news in the dig­i­tal brain health and brain train­ing space, includ­ing Rosetta Stone’s acqui­si­tion of Viv­ity Labs (devel­oper of Fit Brains mobile cog­ni­tive games), Bayer’s global part­ner­ship with Cog­niFit Read the rest of this entry »

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