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Five highly recommended sessions on brain, health, wellness, big data, and brain fitness centers

Thank you to the 118 sharp minds who have already ordered their $15 tickets to celebrate Brain Awareness Week by watching the latest on neuroplasticity, brain health and innovation. We need many more well-informed ambassadors of brain health and cognitive fitness, and Read the rest of this entry »

Educational Workshops @ 2012 SharpBrains Summit Start in 2 Hours

We look for­ward to the final day @ 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, today, featuring four great educational workshops on: Read the rest of this entry »

10 Frequently Asked Questions about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012)

Q: Where does the SharpBrains Summit take place?

A: The full Summit takes place online; you can access it from your computer anywhere you are connected to the internet. You don’t need to travel anywhere. Watch this 3-minute video to see how it all works.

Q: Why not have a traditional conference in one place?

A: Because we want to bring you the best global speakers at the leading edge of research, market trends and best practices…in an economical way. Gathering the Summit’s extraordinary and diverse speaker roster in one place might be possible..but you’d be paying over $1,500 in combined registration fees and travel expenses. In comparison, Read the rest of this entry »

Walter Reed’s Kate Sullivan on How to Set Up a Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to Enhance Cog­ni­tive Retrain­ing and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion

Kate Sullivan will run an educational workshop on  How to Set Up a Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to Enhance Cog­ni­tive Retrain­ing and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).

Description: Learn the nuts and bolts of open­ing a rehab-oriented “brain fit­ness cen­ter”, includ­ing staffing, mea­sure­ment of behavioral/ cog­ni­tive out­comes, Read the rest of this entry »

Agenda, Educational Workshops @ 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012)

Please take a look at the  preliminary Summit Agenda featuring a stellar roster of confirmed Speakers and Moderators and  including several in-depths workshops:

  • How Nation­wide Insur­ance rolled-out a Brain-based Cor­po­rate Well­ness Initiative, with Kath­leen Herath, Asso­ciate Vice Pres­i­dent Health & Pro­duc­tiv­ity, Nation­wide Insurance.
  • How to Con­nect Neu­ro­science and Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion: A School-based Example, with Howard Eaton, CEO, Eaton Edu­ca­tional Group and Annette Good­man, Chief Edu­ca­tion Offi­cer, Arrow­smith Program.
  • How to Set Up a Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to Drive Cog­ni­tive Retrain­ing and Rehab, with Kate Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter, Wal­ter Reed National Military Med­ical Center.
  • How to Improve Cog­ni­tive Care and Pro­long Inde­pen­dence in Senior Living, with Rod­ney Stoops, Admin­is­tra­tor, Prov­i­dence Place Retire­ment Community.

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References on Cognitive Health/ Brain Fitness

This is a partial list of the literature we reviewed during the research phase of our new book, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness.  We know many friends of SharpBrains are researchers, healthcare professionals, graduate/ Ph.D. students, who want have direct access to the references (perhaps PubMed should promote itself as a never ending source of mental stimulation?), so here you have this list, organized by relevant chapter. Please note that the list below appears in the book – whose manuscript we had to close in January 2009.

Introduction

Basak, C. et al. (2008). Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults? Psychology and Aging.
Begley, S. (2007). Train your mind, change your brain: How a new science reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves. Ballantine Books.
DeKosky, S. T., et al. (2008). Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 300, 2253-2262.
Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Viking Adult.

Chapter 1. The Brain and Brain Fitness 101

Bunge, S. A., & Wright, S. B. (2007). Neurodevelopmental changes in working memory and cognitive control. Current Opinion In Neurobiology, 17(2), 243-50.
Damasio, A. (1995). Descartes error: Emotion, reason, and the human brain. Penguin Press.
David Kolb, D. (1983). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. FT Press.
Draganski, B., Gaser, C., Kempermann, G., Kuhn, H. G., Winkler, J., Buchel, C., & May A. (2006). Temporal and spatial dynamics of brain structure changes during extensive learning. The Journal of Neuroscience, 261231, 6314-6317.
Gage, F. H., Kempermann, G., & Song, H. (2007). Adult Neurogenesis. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY.
Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
Gaser, C. & Schlaug, G. (2003). Brain structures differ between musicians and non-musicians. The Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 9240-9245. Read the rest of this entry »

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