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Neuroplasticity as seen by one of its earliest scientist proponents: Neuroscience pioneer Santiago Ramón y Cajal

— One of Ramón y Cajal’s iconic images, showing a Purkinje neuron with its treelike structure

A couple of weeks ago The New York Times published an excellent article about the life and work of neuroscience Read the rest of this entry »

New book on how to practice mindfulness meditation with humor and playfulness

JoyonDemandFrom the outside, meditation appears to be a thoroughly serious endeavor. You have to sit down, dutifully count your breaths and rein in your wandering mind, and practice this every day whether it’s fun or not.

But that isn’t Chade-Meng Tan’s approach to mindfulness. The founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, which started as a mindfulness class at Google and now trains employees around the world, Tan lives by the motto that “life is too important to be taken seriously.” And he adopts the same attitude toward cultivating mindfulness—outlined in his new book, Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within.

While Tan acknowledges that there are other routes to mastering meditation (including sheer discipline and will), his focus is on joy. The book Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: How can we improve The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness?

If you have read The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (in English, Spanish, Japanese or Polish), did you enjoy it?

If so, what did you enjoy the most? If you didn’t enjoy it, what can we change in future editions of the book to deliver real value to you? Please answer this question and a few other to help us better understand your thoughts and beliefs about brain health, and how we may be able to serve you better (should take no more than 5 minutes to complete it):

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Goodreads selects twenty winners of SharpBrains’ book giveaway

goodreads_bannerBelow are the names of the 20 Goodreads giveaway winners, randomly selected from 1,137 participants. Each winner will receive a free print copy of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

Congratulations, and enjoy the read! Read the rest of this entry »

Final 2 days to enter Goodreads giveaway and have the chance to win a copy of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age

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Quick reminder: You can enter this goodreads giveaway by Sunday, May 29th, and have a chance to receive a free print copy of the book Read the rest of this entry »

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