Time 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.
Have a great month of April!
Cognitive 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 »
Time 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:
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!
When: 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 »
By: Scott Barry Kaufman
Question: Does anyone in the cognitive training field agree on anything?
Answer 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 »
Question 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 »