By: Alvaro Fernandez
In honor of Brain Awareness Week 2013, which starts today, let’s debunk ten myths about brain fitness and brain training that remain surprisingly popular.
Top 10 brain fitness and brain training myths, debunked:
Myth 1. Genes determine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Lifelong brain plasticity means that our lifestyles and behaviors play a significant role in how our brains (and therefore our minds) physically evolve.
Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ February 2013 eNewsletter, featuring this time new science and analysis on Alzheimer’s Disease, ADHD, mental well-being, brain health, and more. Enjoy!
Have a great month of March.
As we announced last October, PracticeWise, the company that maintains the American Academy of Pediatrics “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions,” has elevated biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors. Working Memory Training stays at Level 2. It is important to note that those levels do not contrast effect sizes or clinical efficacy per se, but quality and overall direction of underlying research.
To check out the current edition of the report: click HERE. Read the rest of this entry »
(Editor’s Note: every month we host an online Q&A with participants in the e-course How To Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. This is the lightly edited and anonymized transcript from the January Q&A session; the February Q&A will take place on Tuesday, February 12th)
OK, ready to go! Happy 2013 again. You can start writing your questions and comments in the box at the bottom, and hit Send.
Which activities or games or websites do you recommend to improve memory? Read the rest of this entry »
We often view memory, thinking, emotions, as completely separate entities, but they truly are part of the same process. So, if we want to improve brain health, we need to pay attention to the “weak link” in that process. In today’s society, managing stress and negative emotions is often that weak link, as we discuss during October Q&A session with participants in SharpBrains’ new e-course. Time now for SharpBrains’ October 2012 eNewsletter, featuring new science, new resources and new thinking.
That’s it for now. Have a Happy Halloween!
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By: Alvaro Fernandez
Registered participants in the new e-course How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach can take part in a monthly online Q&A session to discuss progress and open questions with the course faculty and with fellow participants. Below is the transcript of the October 30th Q&A session, lightly edited and anonymized.
Course Faculty (or F): OK, we are ready to start. You can start writing and submitting any questions and comments! Read the rest of this entry »
Video Game With Biofeedback Teaches Children to Curb Their Anger (Science Daily):
“Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a simple video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital. Results were published online October 24 in the journal Adolescent Psychiatry Read the rest of this entry »