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Update: For brain training to work, it must induce neuroplasticity in regions that matter

connectome_mediumTime for Sharp­Brains’ May 2014 e-newsletter. If you’re look­ing for new think­ing, research and tools to enhance life­long brain health and per­for­mance, you’re in the right place…

New think­ing:

New research:

New tools:

 

Have a great month of June! To start on the right foot, you may want to tease your mind with this visual illu­sion

Cheers,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center adopts Intelligym cognitive training

USAHockey_IntelliGymIntelligym’s Cog­ni­tive Ther­apy Tech­nolo­gies Added to Com­pre­hen­sive Approach in Mayo Clinic Sports Med­i­cine Center’s Hockey Pro­gram (press release):

Cog­ni­tive train­ing has taken off amongst thou­sands of play­ers and hockey pro­grams Read the rest of this entry »

Study: For cognitive training to work, it must induce neuroplasticity in brain regions that matter

connectomeOver the last sev­eral years, cog­ni­tive train­ing has received large amounts of pub­lic inter­est and sup­port because reli­ably improv­ing cog­ni­tive per­for­mance would have wide reach­ing appli­ca­tions in clin­i­cal pop­u­la­tions, older adults, and the pub­lic at large. For exam­ple, cog­ni­tive train­ing could Read the rest of this entry »

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: 

New research: 

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 »

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