By: Anu Acharya
As we enter an era of a transforming cerebrals
there will soon be “Mindful” wearables
to concentrate, meditate and self regulate
Did I just see you drop your jawbone at the gate?
Charge yourself to a calming or energizing state
Enhance memory and you are now feeling great
Your life may soon be in a different motion
With Electrical and magnetic brain stimulation
Not just in games or Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ October e-newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key brain-related news. First of all, here’s a brain teaser for you: How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year?
Food for thought:
Finally, here are a few visual illusions to tease our brains and minds…and, also, please don’t forget to Register and Reserve your spot at the upcoming 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17-19th), to discuss all these important news and trends, and more! (10%-off promo code: sharp2015)
By: Dr. David Rabiner
The use of ADHD meds without a prescription, i.e., nonmedical use, is a large and perhaps growing problem on college campuses nationwide. Although the percent of students who engage in nonmedical use of ADHD meds varies widely across different schools, rates exceeding 30% have been reported at some campuses. Read the rest of this entry »
Cogniciti Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Evaluate Online Cognitive Screening to Identify Individuals at Risk for Dementia (Baycrest press release):
“Cogniciti Inc., the Toronto-based developer of a 20-minute online cognitive test for adults concerned about memory changes, today announced a collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to evaluate online screening strategies for early identification of dementia.
The collaboration, facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will explore the potential for Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
My colleague Dr. Murali Doraiswamy just wrote an excellent opinion piece for The New York Times: With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns For Candidates.
He ends it up saying that, “As Henry Ford noted, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” We should shift the debate away from worrying about the age of our candidates and focus instead on their cognitive skill set and practical wisdom.”
I couldn’t agree more with those wise words.
But, I do disagree with the words just preceding them: “Warren Buffett, at the age of 85, would still be a highly viable candidate, should he choose to run.”
To see why I disagree–and why it matters–let me synthesize some recent research on brain health, cognition and aging. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »