In a modern society we are confronted with a wide range of increasingly abstract and interconnected problems. Successfully dealing with such an environment requires a highly fit brain, capable of adapting to new situations and challenges throughout life. Consequently, we expect cross-training the brain to soon become as mainstream as cross-training the body is today, going beyond unstructured mental activity and Read the rest of this entry »
(Editor’s Note: every month we host an online Q&A with participants in the e-course How To Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. This is the lightly edited and anonymized transcript from the January Q&A session; the February Q&A will take place on Tuesday, February 12th)
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Which activities or games or websites do you recommend to improve memory? Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to offer the first self-paced course designed to equip lifelong learners with the understanding and information required to apply neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve findings and tools to enhance their own brain health and functionality.
Detailed information is available at How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. Registered participants can immediately log into the course and gain access to four recorded lectures–each lasting two hours– and to online materials and discussions. Registration fees are $95, and students have six months to complete course.
TOP 40 QUESTIONS ON BRAIN HEALTH, BRAIN FITNESS AND BRAIN TRAINING TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE COURSE: Read the rest of this entry »
Coping With Mild Cognitive Impairment (NYT blog):
“About 10 to 15 percent of adults age 65 and older are believed to have mild cognitive impairment — a condition commonly characterized by memory problems, well beyond those associated with normal aging.… The University of Toronto researchers set out to rectify Read the rest of this entry »
By: Veronika Litinski
In an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, human brains—not financial capital—are becoming the primary drivers of business success. Engaged, creative citizens and workers mean the difference between success and failure at the organizational and societal levels.
Looking at the problem from the perspective of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »
-– SharpBrains Virtual Summit brings together global leaders and innovators to advance the emerging fields of applied neuroscience and brain fitness
The third annual virtual 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.
The Summit brought together 190 researchers, decision-makers and practitioners across the technology, mental health, gaming and other sectors to discuss health optimization and applied neuroplasticity research and trends.
“We are glad to see a growing research-based toolkit to empower consumers, patients and professionals to maintain and enhance cognition and brain health across the lifespan,” said Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Stern will discuss the latest evidence and implications on What the Cognitive Reserve Means for Brain Health, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Dr. Yaakov Stern directs the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center and is Director of Neuropsychology for the Memory Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He also directs the post-doctoral training program Neuropsychology Read the rest of this entry »