“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:
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on lifelong cognitive fitness, “mental capitalism”, and more, with Alvaro Fernandez, co-author of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, moderated by Harry Moody, Director of Academic Affairs at AARP.
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By: Alvaro Fernandez
Lumos Labs, the company behind lumosity.com, has raised $32.5 million dollars in a Series C round from Menlo Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Harrison Metal and Norwest Venture Partners.
In our 2010 market report Lumos Labs came up as one of the category Leaders given its market and research momentum (not easy for a startup to get clear momentum in either of those dimensions, much less in both of them), so our congratulations to them for now adding such investment traction. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Jamie Wilson
The 2011 SharpBrains Summit gathered more than 260 research and industry leaders in 16 countries for 3 days to discuss the changing landscape. Held online, participants from all over the globe attended to hear more than 40 thought leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs and policy makers outline the evolving marketplace. Discussion moved from cognitive fitness to neuroplasticity, across regulatory and policy trends, and new product launches by new and established players What did we take home from the SharpBrains Summit? Was it novel consumer insights arising from a new retail landscape? What of policy initiatives from innovation clusters around the globe? Do you see a future populated by neuroscience toolkits, driven by the inexorable demographic changes set to occur in the coming decades? Or was it a look “under the hood” of technology platforms developed by category leaders that sharpened our insight? Here are 10 emerging themes:
1. The Need for Standardization of methodologies
A profusion of cognitive and emotional health tests, batteries and new technologies are crowding the research environment. The NIH toolbox for the assessment of a broad range of cognitive domains Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Jamie Wilson
Conferences have long been a staple of the professional calendar. Now, after a recession that has slashed travel expenditure, the landscape for events is changing. Sophisticated digital platforms are enabling virtual environments that simulate the benefits of real events, and attendees are beginning to shift to accessing subject matter experts and industry networking online.
But can the digital environment really displace brick and mortar events, where eye to eye meetings and chance connections can justify the often costly registration fees and travel costs? Read the rest of this entry »