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New NFL concussion scandal: Is this the end of American football as a popular youth sport?

football_concussionsIn NFL, Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco (The New York Times):

“Now, an investigation by The New York Times has found that the N.F.L.’s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Smell tests to help detect brain injury and neurodegenerative ailments

smell_systemSmell Tests Could One Day Reveal Head Trauma and Neurodegenerative Disease (Scientific American):

“Name that smell—if you can’t, it could be an indicator of a problem somewhere in your brain. New research suggests that scratch-and-sniff smell tests could become Read the rest of this entry »

General Chiarelli: “We have a totally dysfunctional research system (for brain and mental health)”

Peter Chiarelli

General Chiarelli’s Brain Crusade (Politico):

“Soon after Peter Chiarelli became vice chief of staff of the Army in 2008, a subordinate showed him a bar graph depicting the number of soldiers determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be at least 30 percent disabled. The tallest column was on the far left. Read the rest of this entry »

Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing

brain-scan-impairedThis Man’s Brain Recovery Has Baffled Scientists And Provided Hope For Others (The Telegraph):

“…The odds of surviving a coma are notoriously hard to predict, brain injury being the most complex of problems afflicting the most complex organ in the body…In Lewis’s case, it took a village to rebuild his mind Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Health, Brain Injury Pioneers Receive SJBF Angel Awards

awardsToday, May 8th, 2014, we are pleased to recognize the following amazing people, from journalists to clinicians to brain injury survivors and their family members, with the Annual Sarah Jane Brain Foundation Angel Awards. These prestigious awards are Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To train your brain, work as a physician, air traffic controller, financial analyst, or similar

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Glass Brain Project, courtesy of Adam Gazzaley @ UCSF

 

Time for Sharp­Brains’ April 2014 e-newsletter. If you’re looking for new thinking, research and tools to enhance lifelong brain health, let us suggest you’re in the right place!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

brain circuitsFinally, we want to thank the 65 readers of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness and Cómo invertir en su cerebro who have taken the time to leave excellent reviews via Amazon online stores (46 in the USA, 9 in Spain, 6 in the UK, 4 in Canada, and 1 in Mexico so far). Thank You! Gracias!

Everyone – have a great month of May,

The SharpBrains Team

Dr. Chapman Q&A Transcript: Best Brain Health Fitness Tip? “Never let status quo be an option”

Here’s the lightly edited transcript of the January 4th online Q&A session with Dr. Sandra Chapman, Director of the Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas and author of the new book Make Your Brain Smarter (Free Press; January 2013). Enjoy!

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AlvaroF: You can start writing questions so we have a few to choose from as we start in a couple of minutes. Thank you!

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AlvaroF: Just one second and we’ll be ready. Already getting great questions!

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AlvaroF: Let me first thank Dr. Sandra Chapman for being with us today. She was one of the best speakers at our 2012 Summit, and since then we wanted to share her research and thinking with all SharpBrains readers. Read the rest of this entry »

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