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Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing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

1:59

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

2:03
AlvaroF: Just one sec­ond and we’ll be ready. Already get­ting great questions!

2:05
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 »

Harnessing neuroplasticity to drive and repair brain development

Re-opening Win­dows: Manip­u­lat­ing Crit­i­cal Peri­ods for Brain Devel­op­ment (Cerebrum):

Whether we real­ize it or not, nearly all of us have dreamed of enhanc­ing brain plas­tic­ity, or the brain’s capac­ity to change. This desire might become appar­ent when we visit a for­eign coun­try late in life and wish we could speak with the flu­ency of a native; when we hear an exquis­ite vio­lin per­for­mance and Read the rest of this entry »

NFL donates $30 million to improve concussion & brain injury care

NFL donates $30 mil­lion to National Insti­tutes of Health (press release):

The National Foot­ball League will pro­vide $30 mil­lion in fund­ing for med­ical research to the Foun­da­tion for the National Insti­tutes of Health (FNIH), NFL Com­mis­sioner Roger Good­ell announced today Read the rest of this entry »

Haven’t read this book yet?

May 2015 Online Course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development

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