By: Alvaro Fernandez
Healthy Brain: Healthy Europe Conference (speech by the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science):
“…Brain research and innovation contribute to Europe 2020‘s, aims not just by improving quality of life and helping integrate patients back into their social and working lives, but also Read the rest of this entry »
Design a Brain Experiment Competition, by the Dana Foundation:
“The Dana Foundation is devoted to promoting an interest in brain research in schools across the country. Encouraging students to take an interest in scientific research, especially related to the brain, is crucial, not only for students, but also for the future development of neuroscience. Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign, organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Events are Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
We just noticed that the Alliance for Aging Research offers an excellent list of references on Brain Health Research, organized in these 10 sections below. Enjoy!
#1 Nourish Your Noggin: Eat a Brain Healthy Diet Read the rest of this entry »
Got a Brain?
If so, please join us in celebrating Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20th), the annual global campaign organized by the Dana Foundation to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.
Want to learn about activities in your area? Please visit BAW’s International Calendar of events.
Want to discuss professional implications from this research, cross-sector partnerships and industry opportunities? Consider registering for our very own BAW Partner event, the 2011 SharpBrains Summit (March 30th — April 1st).
As part of the research behind the book The SharpBrains Guide for Brain Fitness we interviewed dozens of leading cognitive health and fitness scientists and experts worldwide to learn about their research and thoughts, and have a number of take-aways to report.
What can we clearly say today that we couldn’t have said only 10 years ago? That what neuroscience pioneer Santiago Ramon y Cajal claimed in the XX century, “Every man can, if he so desires, become the sculptor his own brain”, may well become reality in the XXI.
And transform Education, Health, Training, and Gaming in the process, since Read the rest of this entry »