By: Apoorv Mathur
Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning , so was quite excited to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit  in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.
The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to our Top 50 Finalists (Global Teacher Prize announcement):
“Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to Read the rest of this entry »
Two researcher/ practitioners, involved in special and lifelong learning, explore emerging best practices to help schools, educators, parents, and older adults navigate and apply core findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience.
- Chair: Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
- Debbie Gilmore, Executive Director of the Arrowsmith Program
- Susan Hoffman, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley
These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).
Good News: You’ve Got a Better Brain Than You Think (Time):
“Getting older? No worries…When does our learning potential start to go soft? A new paper published in Psychological Science suggests that it might be later than we thought. Read the rest of this entry »
Neuro Chip Records Brain Cell Activity (R&D):
“Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record Read the rest of this entry »