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Retooling brain health care with pervasive, inexpensive, data-driven digital technologies


While sophisticated neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) provide a significant boost in our understanding of the brain — and research studies constantly reported all over the media — they are very costly. This makes it difficult to reach the mass scale required to conduct meaningful research and to improve the brain health care of millions if not billions of people around the globe.

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Tease your mind this weekend with these brainy haikus…and please add yours


Thank you to everyone who has written so many fun haikus over the last several years (following the post Top 25 Brain and Mind Haikus. Yours?). These are the ones we have enjoyed the most.


My release technique,
Forgive, forget, love all,
Meditate on that!

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Update: Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk



Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter. Happy reading!

New brain research

New tools for brain health and performance

New thinking

Finally, a quick reminder: Early-bird rates to participate in the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th) end on September 15th. Please consider registering early to benefit from those discounted rates and to help us shape the Summit Agenda! Learn More and Register HERE.

Have a great month of August,

The SharpBrains Team

July 20th, Bilbao: 5 Ways for Food Policy to Learn from Applied Neuroscience


Quick heads-up: Alvaro Fernandez will speak tomorrow Wednesday, July 20th, at the Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain.

Next in Human Resources: Seeing cognitive diversity as an asset to build on, not a problem to avoid

brains_neurodiversityNeurodiversity: The Benefits of Recruiting Employees with Cognitive Disabilities (Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge):

There’s a new frontier in diversity programs focused not on race or gender but on cognitive ability.

The growing interest in neurodiversity—hiring people with cognitive disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—is motivated by companies looking to tap into Read the rest of this entry »

Question: Do “brain supplements” work?


Answer: Unless directed to address an identified deficiency, growing evidence shows that supplements do not seem to bring any sustained cognitive or brain benefits.

Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health over at The Creativity Post.

Question: Which is the only common leisure activity that has been associated with reduced cognitive function?

watching tv adult———-

Answer: Watching television.

Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health over at The Huffington Post.

Learn more & Register today at early-bird rates

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