Feb 16, 2012 Comments Off
By: Alvaro Fernandez
After months of hard work by six participants @ 2011 SharpBrains Summit, we are honored to publish this Meeting Report to help generate a broader conversation on what we believe is one of the main opportunities and challenges of our times: How to Retool Brain Health for the 21st Century. This Meeting Report has been prepared by: Alvaro Fernandez (SharpBrains), Luc P. Beaudoin (Simon Fraser University), Muki Hansteen-Izora (Intel Corporation), Margaret E. Morris (Intel Corporation), Joshua R. Steinerman (ProGevity Neuroscience), Peter J. Whitehouse (Case Western Reserve University), and is fully accessible Here.
You will find many valuable recommendations, such as “repeated, frequent, assessment (of brain function) over time (i.e., monitoring) with the use of consumer-facing technologies is preferable to a single assessment”, and deep insights such as “But it was reported (that brain training can work) to be possible when basic “conditions for transfer” are met, such as proper identification of deficit in target population and sufficient training “dose” Several speakers confessed to be “shocked” by the strength of the negative claims made by the “BBC brain training” Nature paper in spite of the “homeopathic dosing” of the intervention.” Read the rest of this entry »