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Update: Mindful Brain Training and “The End of the Prozac Generation”

brainstormingTime for Sharp­Brains’ March 2014 e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking arti­cles about how to enhance our brains and minds…and hope­fully trans­form brain care and men­tal health along the way.

New think­ing:

New tools: 

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Have a great month of April!

Dementia rates could be reduced by 38% via cognitive training

brain exerciseCog­ni­tive Train­ing May Bestow Long-Term Ben­e­fits for Seniors (Psy­chi­atric News):

A large mul­ti­site, ran­dom­ized, con­trolled clin­i­cal trial has found that cog­ni­tive train­ing can ben­e­fit seniors up to a decade after they’ve received the training…the researchers believe that their results have far-reaching clin­i­cal impli­ca­tions. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: ¿Habla Español? Know someone who’d enjoy a great brain book in Spanish?

Portada_ComoInvertirEnSuCerebroTime for Sharp­Brains’ Feb­ru­ary e-Newsletter, this time fea­tur­ing the global launch of our new book, in Span­ish, Cómo inver­tir en su cere­bro: Una guía Sharp­Brains para mejo­rar su mente y su vida, avail­able already as a soft-cover and e-book!

–> If you speak Span­ish, please get a copy for your­self. Tam­bién puede ver el video de la charla de pre­sentación aquí (comienza en el min­uto 5), y leer el artículo Esculpir el cere­bro, mucho más allá de un sueño de Ramón y Cajal.

–> If you don’t speak Span­ish, please share this with some­one who does…we believe he or she will love the book! We’ve been work­ing quite hard over the last year to deliver a great adap­ta­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness to “la lengua de Cer­vantes” — the jury is now out.

Some other news…

Brain Health Sci­ence & Practice:

Dig­i­tal Brain Health Indus­try & technology:

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Finally, please keep in mind that March 10-16th is 2014 Brain Aware­ness Week. Let’s all find a way to cel­e­brate and invest in our most pre­cious resource!

 

Upcoming Webinar: The Digital Brain Health & Training Market in 2014

Webinar digital brain health & trainingWhen: Thurs­day, March 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Join this upcom­ing webi­nar, to be held dur­ing Brain Aware­ness Week 2014, to dis­cuss the lat­est mar­ket data and news in the dig­i­tal brain health and brain train­ing space, includ­ing Rosetta Stone’s acqui­si­tion of Viv­ity Labs (devel­oper of Fit Brains mobile cog­ni­tive games), Bayer’s global part­ner­ship with Cog­niFit Read the rest of this entry »

The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work”

Ques­tion: Does any­one in the cog­ni­tive train­ing field agree on anything?

dan-hurleyAnswer by Dan Hur­ley: A hand­ful of researchers, most of them con­nected to Geor­gia Tech, con­tinue to loudly insist that intel­li­gence train­ing is a bunch of baloney, that it’s like “cold fusion.” But those arch-skeptics have pretty well lost the argu­ment. At this point, the vast major­ity of the 200 or so researchers I inter­viewed believe that cog­ni­tive train­ing can work. The Office of Naval Research, the Read the rest of this entry »

Transcript: Alvaro Fernandez Answers Your Questions About Brain Training and Cognitive Enhancement

The most brain-friendly book dis­cus­sion con­tin­ued today. Read the rest of this entry »

No matter what the media says…you need both physical and mental exercise”

Liz ZelinskiQues­tion by Anton Gold­berg:
What sur­prised me the most in your inter­view was when you said that phys­i­cal exer­cise doesn’t help improve mem­ory as much as men­tal exer­cise does. I get the oppo­site impres­sion when read­ing media reports. Can you point out the research that sup­ports your view? And, if true, why isn’t the media doing a bet­ter job at explain­ing the sci­ence? Read the rest of this entry »

Learn about the 2014 SharpBrains Summit in 2 minutes

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