By: Alvaro Fernandez
— 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 »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Time for the November edition of the monthly SharpBrains eNewsletter, featuring a wealth of resources and insights on how to invest in our brains, including topics such as brain health, meditation, neuropsychology, brain training games, chemo brain, dyslexia, neuroplasticity, cognitive biases, stress, and more. Not to forget a couple of fun teasers. Enjoy!
Brain Fitness Q&A Sessions:
The Big Picture:
Thank you for your interest and attention and have a great December.
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on holistic brain health with clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fitness Q&A Series Here.
Perhaps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session today on memory, memory techniques and brain-healthy lifestyles with Dr. Gary Small, Director of UCLA’s Memory Clinic and Center on Aging, and author of The Memory Bible. You can learn more about his book Here, and learn more about upcoming Brain Fitness Q&A Sessions Here.
Perhaps one of the best questions and answers was:
Question: Gary, you’ve worked many years in this field. Let us in on the secret. What do YOU do you, personally, to promote your own brain fitness?
Answer: I try to get at least 30 minutes of aerobic conditioning each day; try to minimize my stress by staying connected with family and friends; generally eat a brain healthy diet (fish, fruits, vegetables), and try to balance my online time with my offline time. Which reminds me, I think it is almost time for me to sign off line. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Robert Sylwester
The powerful National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has now issued a report that encourages pre-service and graduate teacher education programs to incorporate cognitive neuroscience discoveries about child and adolescent development into their curricula. This link to a Washington Post article on this development will also get you to the NCATE report.
The next obvious step would turn encouragement into curricular/accreditation requirements. That incorporation of Educational Neuroscience discoveries into educational policy and practice will shape 21st century teacher education and K-12 education in ways that are Read the rest of this entry »