Electrical Brain Stimulation Helps People Learn Math Faster (Wired): “…scientists stimulated volunteers’ brains with mild electric current while they learned new arithmetic operations based on made-up symbols. People who received brain stimulation during training sessions on five consecutive days learned two to five times faster than those who received sham stimulation, and they retained a 30 to 40 percent performance edge six months later… Read the rest of this entry »
According to a new position statement by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), prescribing cognitive enhancement, “attention-boosting,” drugs to healthy children is misguided and not justifiable. Interestingly, a 2009 position statement by AAN still in force today stated that doing so with adult “patients” is both legal and ethical (including the remark that “Neurologists who prescribe medications for the off-label use of neuroenhancement are acting lawfully,” without really challenging whether the drugs have been proven to be a) effective and b) safe in that context). Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ November 2012 eNewsletter, featuring latest science, tools and thinking to upgrade brain health. Before we start, do you believe these 32 neuromyths? Do we only use 10% of our brain?
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Memory Loss Could Be The Fault Of Your Meds, Not Your Age (International Business Times):
“Memory loss isn’t always an inevitable sign of getting old – in some cases, common medications that seniors take to treat insomnia, anxiety, or even allergies could be to blame…Tannenbaum and her colleagues recently investigated what kinds of medication are most likely to affect both memory and concentration. In a meta-analysis of 162 experiments on various drugs, Tannenbaum concluded that the recurrent use of several kinds of medications can have impacts Read the rest of this entry »
“The 2012 SharpBrains Summit proved to be a highly rewarding, enjoyable and extremely useful experience. The hands-on information-rich workshops are helping take our current efforts to the next level” - Josep M Tormos, Research Coordinator, Institut Guttmann
“The SharpBrains Summit brings together leaders in all relevant cognitive fields from business to academic communities, as well as providing a forum to address the evolution of this emerging industry. Because cognitive enhancement, fitness, and entertainment are relatively nascent industries, it has been difficult to use traditional benchmarks to evaluate its success and growth. SharpBrains is quickly becoming the “go to” resource for innovation and business insight. Alvaro and his team delve into a variety of topics — both on macro and niche levels, making the SharpBrains Summit the perfect forum for discovery and idea exchange “- Stanley Yang, CEO, NeuroSky
“I cannot recommend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit highly enough. It’s a fantastic forum for knowledge sharing in the complex area of brain health providing access and discussion with world leaders in the field. I found the virtual format actually enhanced the learning experience and the short sessions focused the content in an engaging way which is often lacking in other traditional conference settings” — David Coleiro, Partner, Strategic North
–> To Learn More about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit and to Access Recordings: click HERE.
We will announce in a few weeks the dates for the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit. Please stay tuned!
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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
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.