NIOSH to Study Cognitive Loads on Underground Coal Miners (Occupational Health & Safety):
“NIOSH has published a notice outlining an interesting study it plans to undertake to understand the cognitive demands placed on underground coal miners by new safety devices they must carry, with the industry increasingly deploying wireless communication systems, personal dust monitors, and proximity detectors…
The physical burden is evident, but the cognitive effect may not be as clear,” Read the rest of this entry »
“Brain Training” May Lessen Cognitive Impairments Associated with Coronary Bypass Surgery (press release):
“This study demonstrated that patients suffering from cognitive deficits after coronary bypass surgery could greatly benefit from cognitive training that targets both attention and memory—the cognitive functions most affected after this type of operation…What’s more, benefits from the training are maintained over time…the development of cognitive rehabilitation tools would be highly beneficial for patients who undergo coronary bypass surgery as a way to speed up their recovery and improve their quality of life.”
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MRI workers experience transient neurocognitive effects (News Medical):
“Individuals working in the vicinity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines may experience transient neurocognitive effects when moving their heads, research demonstrates…Study participants who completed standardized Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Bill Klemm
As school is about to resume, people are reminded of their strong opinions about how to fix schools: more funding, better teachers, less government interference, more government interference, etc. But the one obvious, and never-stated problem, is that students don’t remember what they are taught. In spite of all the “teaching to the test” that parents and teachers complain about, students still don’t remember the very things they were taught as answers to test questions.
The reason they don’t remember is that they are not taught how to memorize. Why is that? Read the rest of this entry »
The CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store will provide an overview of What Brain Games Consumers Buy (in Marbles’ stores) and Why, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Lindsay started Marbles: The Brain Store in 2008 with the simple idea of finding the best brain games out there and Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Last week I had the good fortune of spending four days in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, with over 300 amazing individuals from 40+ countries who had been named Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. The summit agenda was insightful and inspiring, conversations with other participants always proved to be eye-opening and stimulating, and the overall atmosphere was constructive. You can read more about some of those conversations here.
What I’d like to highlight in this article is the remarkable (and optional) activity that started off every day at 7 in the morning. Called “Protect Your Asset” Read the rest of this entry »
Google changing how humans think (Canadian Business):
- “…the psychologists concluded that our reliance on the Internet has affected how we relate to information—instead of remembering the information itself, we just remember where to find it.”
- “While the move from knowing information to knowing where to find it has many benefits—including freeing up your brain for more reasoning and analytical thinking—there’s a downside too.” Read the rest of this entry »