More and more studies are showing the potential benefits of mindfulness practices for students –to improve physical health, psychological well-being, social skills, even academic performance in some cases– as well as for teachers and administrators –primarily to reduce stress and burnout–.
To give you an update on the landscape of scientific research about the role of mindfulness in education, here goes our selection of ten recent studies, all of them recent randomized controlled trials, with brief descriptions of each Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world.
Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing Human Brain.
During stimulating and captivating sessions we explored Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, will speak at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th) about How front-line professionals can incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices.
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Frates is trained as a physiatrist as well as a health and wellness coach. Read the rest of this entry »
How we can all build a healthier future (World Economic Forum blog):
“Just 40 years ago life expectancy in Asia was slightly above age 50. In 2000, the continent’s 210 million people aged over 65 could expect to live just another five years, to 70 on average. By 2050, Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to share the world-class and expanding roster of experts and innovators who will speak at the upcoming 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). Please check out their spectacular bios, the preliminary agenda, and consider joining us! As of today, we are counting on:
- Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco
- Aki Nikolaidis, NSF Fellow at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana
- Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius
- Alvaro Fernandez, CEO of SharpBrains
- Ariel Garten, CEO and co-founder of InteraXon
- Bill Prenovitz, Global Product and Service Management at Philips Healthcare’s Aging-in-Place Program
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Time for SharpBrains’ July 2014 e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of thought-provoking insights, science reports…and this fun brain teaser to determine your stress level.
Finally, you may also want to try this teaser to test your cognitive biases.
Enjoy, and have a great month of August!
The SharpBrains Team
Time for SharpBrains’ June 2014 e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of insights, science reports, upcoming events, and fun brain teasers.
First of all, let us highlight what may well become the research finding of the year. As you can read in Mental stimulation over genetics: How to hold off Alzheimer’s Disease 8+ Years, “For APOE4 carriers with high lifetime intellectual enrichment, the onset of cognitive impairment was approximately 8.7 years later compared with low lifetime intellectual enrichment.”
Shouldn’t accumulating findings like this inform human capital and health policies across the whole lifespan, and also how all of us lead our lives, harnessing neuroplasticity the right way to maximize mental performance at any age and to delay decline and disease?
That’s all for today. Have a great summer!