Does anyone care if “brain games” actually work? (Fortune):
“The cognitive fitness market — loosely defined as non-invasive neurotechnologies that monitor or enhance cognition — is booming…The “brain game” industry is already a billion dollar market, and will reach the $6 billion mark within the next five years says SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness market research firm.
But key questions remain: Do these programs live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry »
Learning second language ‘slows brain ageing’ (BBC):
“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests…Using data from intelligence tests on 262 Edinburgh-born individuals at the age of 11, the study looked at how their cognitive abilities had changed when they were tested again in their seventies Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ August 2013 e-newsletter, featuring 8 excellent interviews with Speakers and Participants in the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th), 7 insightful media stories, and more. Enjoy!
SharpBrains in the News:
Book review contest:
- The winners are: Deborah Zamin, Frank Ra, Matt Barret, Nelson Calderon, Ellen Sommers and Annette Goodman. Thank you very much for your thoughtful and valuable reviews!
Finally, we hope more sharp brains can join us at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th): Here is the full Summit Agenda and here the incredible Speaker Bios.
You can REGISTER HERE with a 20% discount using promotional code: sharp2020
Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT
What excites you the most about your job?
Thanks to the rehabilitation consulting service I run, I have the amazing opportunity to work with physical rehabilitation practices and associations across the country on program development, marketing & business operations. Professionals in the rehab field are passionate about keeping our population active, independent and enjoying optimal quality of life, and that is why bringing programs that address brain health and wellness excites me! Read the rest of this entry »
“Behavioral training interventions have received much interest as potentially efficient and cost-effective ways to maintain brain fitness or enhance skilled performance with impact ranging from health and fitness to education and job training. In particular, neuroscience research has documented the importance of explicitly training (i) attentional control, in order to enhance perceptual and cognitive fitness as well as (ii) kindness and compassion, to Read the rest of this entry »
Let us share below a list of 40 common brain fitness, brain health, brain training questions that we will make sure to address during the upcoming online course, How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach in 2012 (starts March 7th). The questions are sequenced by their approximate order of appearance in the syllabus. We look forward to an engaging, interactive and valuable experience! ***Please remember that course registration ends on Sunday, March 4th.***
Top 40 Brain Fitness & Training Questions
- How can one define brain fitness
- What is link between stress, focus and memory
- Does “brain age” even exist
- How to enhance overall mental productivity, vs just IQ
- Is there some “ceiling” to my improvement or can I always try more things
- How brain functions evolve with age. What improves, what declines, what should I be paying attention to Read the rest of this entry »
Reminder: Join Live Q&A with Dr. Paul Nussbaum by clicking HERE, today November 22nd at 11am Pacific Time/ 2pm Eastern Time. Chat about about a holistic approach to brain health with clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain, recently named a Best Book on Brain Fitness by AARP. You can also learn more about the Brain Fitness Q&A Series.
Transcripts of previous Q&A Sessions: