Courtesy of the recent study Neuromyths in education: Prevalence and predictors of misconceptions among teachers, by Sanne Dekker et al, here you have 32 brain-related statements. Are they correct or incorrect?
- We use our brains 24 h a day (C ).
- Children must acquire their native language before a second language is learned. If they do not do so neither language will be fully acquired (I).
- Boys have bigger brains than girls (C ). Read the rest of this entry »
‘Chemo Brain’ After Breast Cancer Backed by Study (US News):
“Breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy are at risk for mild mental deficits known collectively as “chemo brain,” a new study finds. Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., reviewed existing research on brain function (“cognitive” functioning) in Read the rest of this entry »
The 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity, Innovation and Data, held June 7-14th, concluded with a call to enhance brain health by harnessing neuroplasticity-based applications, big data platforms and consumer interest to augment the traditional reliance on disease-based pharmacological interventions and fragmented clinical trials.
All sessions held during the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit were recorded, and all audiovisual recordings are available now for online access until July 31th, 2013. How to Watch 2012 SharpBrains Summit Recordings:
- If you already have login information, you can simply visit the Summit Agenda and click on the session you want to watch
- If you want to order 1-year access to Summit Recordings, Click HERE. You can order the Full Recordings for all 4-Days of 2012 SharpBrains Summit (including 2 days of Summit, Expo Day, and Educational Workshops; all for $325), or order the Recordings corresponding to one particular day ($150).
We are proud to report that 95% of respondents in a post-Summit survey expressed a High or Very High level of satisfaction with their Summit experience and with the Quality of Content. We are even prouder to have started receiving glowing endorsements from research leaders and industry innovators including: Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Once the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012) was over, we sent all participants an anonymous online survey asking for feedback; we also requested brief quotes to help convey the value of the Summit.
The chart to the left showcases the high levels of satisfaction with the Summit Overall. And below you can read a number of statements by participants.
“The SharpBrains Summit is a rare vehicle for getting multiple expert perspectives on current developments in improving brain function in a concise and clear way. The Summit is a valuable resource for both experts and non-experts.” - Dr. Michael Posner, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon
“The 2012 SharpBrains Summit was fantastic– it is clear that we are moving into a new phase in studying human performance using big data. Our bodies are outliving our brains– what we need most now is evidence-driven design to develop applications to help our brains remain as strong as our bodies! Fantastic conference, can’t wait for next year!” - Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD, CEO, Blue Marble Games Keep Reading »
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Time for SharpBrains’ May 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion an OpEd by Dr. Peter Whitehouse and Alvaro Fernandez on the urgency to shift attention and resources From Anti-Alzheimer’s “Magic Bullets” to True Brain Health. Please read, add your two cents, and share!
More Featured Perspectives
- Why Agile Minds Deploy Both Rational and Intuitive Problem-Solving, by Judith Tingley, PhD
- Aerobic Exercise or Weight Training to Boost Brain Function?, by Pascale Michelon, PhD
- Is There a Formula for Smart Thinking?, by Art Markman, PhD
- Music as Therapy: Music, Movement, Cognition! and On Music, Dopamine, and Making Sense of Sound, by Laurie Bartels
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By: Alvaro Fernandez
39% We had several readers highlight this striking statistic from yesterday’s blog post, Is ADHD overdiagnosed? Findings from a new study in Germany
This is but another example on the growing need to base behavioral/ mental health prevention, diagnostic and treatment not on symptoms alone, but to measure and incorporate objective markers of brain function, as discussed in our previous article Neurofeedback/ Quantitative EEG for ADHD diagnosis and in Thomas Insel’s blog post on big data.
Brain function can start declining ‘as early as age 45′ (BBC Health):
“The brain’s ability to function can start to deteriorate as early as 45, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal. University College London researchers found a 3.6% decline in mental reasoning in women and men aged 45–49. They assessed the memory, vocabulary and comprehension skills of 7,000 men and women aged 45 to 70 over 10 years.
The Alzheimer’s Society said research was needed into how changes in the brain could help dementia diagnoses. Read the rest of this entry »