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August e-newsletter: Inside Out, Coffee, Stress, Poverty, Exercise, Brain Training, and more SharpBrains News

Inside-Out.

Time for Sharp­Brains’ August e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain-related news and stud­ies, and fea­tur­ing Four “Inside Out” insights to dis­cuss and improve our kids’ emo­tional lives (and our own).

New stud­ies:

New think­ing:

New tools:

Finally, a reminder to Save the Date for 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Novem­ber 17-19th), where lead­ing experts will dis­cuss Mon­i­tor­ing Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Era.

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Have a great month of September.

Occupational therapy study: Improving processing speed seen as key target to help patients with multiple sclerosis

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Decreased Activ­ity Lev­els in MS Patients Linked To Cog­ni­tive Impair­ment (Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis News):

A new study pub­lished in the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Occu­pa­tional Ther­apy assessed the cog­ni­tive fac­tors affected in mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis patients con­cern­ing their activ­ity and par­tic­i­pa­tion in every­day life Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Fitness mózgu: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, now in Polish!

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It is a plea­sure to announce the pub­li­ca­tion of the Pol­ish edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, by Pol­ish Sci­en­tific Pub­lish­ers (PWN), and with a beau­ti­ful and pow­er­ful cover! Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health innovation.

New think­ing to pro­mote life­long brain health

Emerg­ing non-invasive neurotechnologies

 

Have a great, and sharp, month of July!

New report by the Institute of Medicine on cognitive health promotion

Title: Cog­ni­tive Aging: Progress in Under­stand­ing and Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Action

Report brief (opens PDF)

Read full report online

Descrip­tion: Peo­ple for­get things—a name, where they put their keys, a phone number—and yet what is dis­missed as a minor incon­ve­nience at 25 years of age, can evolve into a momen­tary anx­i­ety at 35, and a major source of per­sonal worry at ages 55 or 60. For­get­ful­ness at older ages is often equated with a decline in Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teaser to test your attention and memory: Can you identify Apple’s logo?

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We don’t notice much of what we see: 85 col­lege stu­dents tried to draw the Apple logo from mem­ory; 84 failed (Sci­ence Daily):

Could you draw the ubiq­ui­tous Apple com­puter logo from memory?…Out of 85 UCLA under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, only one cor­rectly repro­duced the Apple logo when asked to draw it on a blank sheet of paper. Fewer than half the stu­dents cor­rectly iden­ti­fied the actual logo when Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teasers to help teens and adults test cognitive skills…and cognitive biases

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Brain teaser: Please con­sider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, sin­gle and bright. When she was a stu­dent, in high school and in col­lege too, she was deeply involved in social jus­tice issues, and also par­tic­i­pated in envi­ron­men­tal protests. Which is more prob­a­ble about Linda’s occu­pa­tion today? Read the rest of this entry »

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