By: Alvaro Fernandez
You may have noticed that Amazon.com is sharing aggregated data on how ebook readers interact with the books they are reading. For example, the “Popular Highlights” section (towards the bottom of our Kindle book page) ranks the Top 10 sentences that Kindle readers have highlighted and shared while reading The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp (April 2009; 182 pages; ranked #1 in Kindle Store’s Preventive Medicine section).
This information is invaluable to authors and publishers - as you can imagine, we’ll make sure to not only maintain but to elaborate on these topics as we prepare future editions of the book.
So, what are so far the Top Ten Quotes on Lifelong Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
As you may know, memory relies mostly on some temporal (in green) and frontal (in red) areas of the brain. These may be the areas that will get stimulated when you (assuming you are American or have lived in the US for long) try to remember the missing words in the American proverbs below.
However when it comes to internationals proverbs below you may have to use your reasoning skills more than your memory skills, as it is likely that you do not know these proverbs. In this case, the frontal exercise is more intense. Try to guess what the final words of each international proverb might be. Use your logical skills.
If you live outside the USA, your experience will probably be the reverse.
1. The early bird gets the ___________.
2. After all is _______ and done, more is said than __________.
3. From ___________ beginnings come great ____________. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
A few days ago, Rajendra, an Indian reader of our newsletter, told us that ASHA (the acronym for the American Seniors Housing Association, for whom we prepared this special report), means Hope in Hindi.
Then, we saw a few excellent articles on Brain Fitness and SharpBrains in multiple languages and continents-time to practice our language skills!:
Train your brain (Financial Times Germany):
“Ob Gehirntraining etwas ntzt ist nicht bewiesen. Aber in den USA boomt der Markt, Hersteller kooperieren mit Krankenkassen und Seniorenheimen. In Deutschland fassen die Spiele gerade erst Fu.”
Toman auge ejercicios que adiestran la mente (Milenio, Mexico):
“La clave est¡ en encontrar actividades que estimulen m¡s nuestra memoria.”
Trois nouvelles tudes IDATE : Serious Games (Publi-News, France):
“A travers une analyse dtaille des caractristiques, des usages et des diffrentes familles de serious games, cette tude met en vidence les enjeux associs aux phases de conception, de developpement et de diffusion des diffrents types de serious games.”
English-speakers were represented too:
An idea whose time has (finally) come (McKnight’s Long Term Care News):
“Like many revolutions, long-term care’s recent embrace of technology-based brain fitness tools began quietly. Then it exploded.”