Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years –study (Reuters):
- “A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training. Read the rest of this entry »
Asteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills (New York Times):
- “Could a desktop computer game be what makes the young Americans so good?… “Work the brain; the science is there,” said Danton Cole, in his fourth season as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team…For the past five seasons, Read the rest of this entry »
Enjoy the full slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th): Read the rest of this entry »
Heads up on a couple of good articles, one sharing great brain fitness tips based on the material discussed during our 2013 Summit, the other analyzing the growth of cognitive training service Lumosity.
7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain (Huffington Post):
- “3. Cross-train your brain. The saying “use it or lose it” clearly applies to brain fitness. It’s vital to constantly step out of your comfort zone. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Several recent media articles highlight the growing interest in a variety of approaches to enhance the brain and the mind. The obvious emerging question, which we address at The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness given that “one size doesn’t fit all” is, what works best for whom and for what?
Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention (The New York Times):
“The Marine Corps is testing Mind Fitness Training to help soldiers relax and boost “emotional intelligence,” the buzzwords of the hour. Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ October 2013 e-newsletter, featuring a variety of articles, interviews, and brain teasers. Enjoy!
Fresh research and perspectives:
Interviews with sharp brains:
Happy Halloween, and have a great month of November!
By: Dr. Son Preminger
Israel’s first international BrainTech conference took place this week, on October 14 and 15th. It was organized by Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit organization whose mission is to position Israel as a global brain technology and research center. The conference included talks representing multiple stakeholders in the neurotechnology sector worldwide – patients, clinicians, academic leaders, public officials, entrepreneurs and industry executives. An important session in the conference was the BrainBlitz — a roundtable session where different brain technology topics were discussed in smaller interest groups.
Our table, devoted to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive training, Read the rest of this entry »