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Shaping the Brain Fitness Movement: Preliminary Summit Agenda unveiled

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessWe are pleased to announce the Pre­lim­i­nary Agenda for the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014), fea­tur­ing these world-class sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and prac­ti­tion­ers (and more com­ing soon!). Please con­sider join­ing us:

  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius

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Invitation to co-create the future of Brain Fitness with these leading organizations

You’re invited to join what promises to be an excel­lent con­fer­ence to help shape the prac­tice and the future of Brain Fit­ness. Read the rest of this entry »

New online cognitive self-assessment by Cogniciti (Baycrest): a thermometer for the mind?

thermometersBay­crest mem­ory experts launch ‘ther­mome­ter’ for the mind (Press release):

Accord­ing to the test’s cre­ators, the major­ity of peo­ple will score in the nor­mal, healthy range for their age – which will help reas­sure the “wor­ried well”. For the small per­cent­age (approx­i­mately 2 — 3%) that scores below aver­age for Read the rest of this entry »

Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity

In an increas­ingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven econ­omy, human brains—not finan­cial capital—are becom­ing the pri­mary dri­vers of busi­ness suc­cess. Engaged, cre­ative cit­i­zens and work­ers mean the dif­fer­ence between suc­cess and fail­ure at the orga­ni­za­tional and soci­etal levels.

Look­ing at the prob­lem from the per­spec­tive of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »

Save the Date: 2012 SharpBrains Summit — Optimizing Health Through Neuroplasticity & Digital Innovation

Please Save these Dates if you are inter­ested in explor­ing and dis­cussing the lat­est on Opti­miz­ing Health Through Neu­ro­plas­tic­ity and Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tion; the theme for our third annual vir­tual Sharp­Brains Sum­mit (“vir­tual” means every­thing takes place online; no one has to travel):

  • Pre-Summit work­shops: May 31st-June 1st, 2012
  • Sum­mit: June 7-8th, 2012
  • Expo Week: June 12-14th, 2012

20 Con­firmed Sum­mit Speak­ers include: Read the rest of this entry »

Council Update: Upcoming call, industry news, and more

(You can learn more about the Sharp­Brains Coun­cil Here. If you par­tic­i­pated in the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit and want to join Coun­cil on a com­pli­men­tary basis before 01/31, please con­tact us.)

Dear Coun­cil Members,

First of all, have an excel­lent 2012. Here you have a few impor­tant updates, includ­ing our first con­fer­ence call in 2012: Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Music Training Can Enhance Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function

Very inter­est­ing new study pub­lished in Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence: Short-Term Music Train­ing Enhances Ver­bal Intel­li­gence and Exec­u­tive Func­tion.

Abstract: Researchers have designed train­ing meth­ods that can be used to improve men­tal health and to test the effi­cacy of edu­ca­tion pro­grams. How­ever, few stud­ies have demon­strated broad trans­fer from such train­ing to per­for­mance on untrained cog­ni­tive activ­i­ties. Here we report the effects of two inter­ac­tive com­put­er­ized train­ing pro­grams devel­oped for preschool chil­dren: one for music and one for visual art. After only 20 days of train­ing, Read the rest of this entry »

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