Traditional scientific ideas cast the human brain as a fixed and essentially limited system that only degrades with age. This view saw the brain as a rigid machine in many ways, pretty much set after childhood. By contrast, we have now come to appreciate that the human brain is actually a highly dynamic and constantly reorganizing system, capable of Read the rest of this entry »
Interested in modern brain science and what it has to offer to improve education, health and quality of life? Here you have some of the most popular highlights of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, courtesy of the thousands of readers enjoying and annotating the Kindle edition of the book. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
An aspiring clarinetist begins by getting a sense of the way the instrument’s sounds are produced by the air she blows through it. A driver must be acquainted with various vehicle fundamentals, such as adding gas, accelerating, and reading the speedometer. It is no different with the brain. Maximizing your brain’s health and performance begins with a basic understanding of how it works and how it evolves across the lifespan.
The human brain evolved to help us operate in complex, changing environments by continually learning and adapting. Successfully doing so involves Read the rest of this entry »
Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years (Innovation Excellence):
“To celebrate the progress of this monumental discipline, we have compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years..” Read the rest of this entry »
Founder of SharpBrains talks about brain health (Saludify): “My passion is learning,” Fernandez told Saludify. “I love learning, and I love to see other people learn. I just realized that if we can improve the way our brains work, in not just me but millions of people, then we can help everyone learn better in every single decade of their lives.” …Fernandez’s work in the field led to the release of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. The impetus behind the book came from Fernandez examining professional research related to the brain’s learning ability and functionality at various periods of life.
“We thought the book would be perfect to educate people on this new understanding of the brain and equally important how to apply it to oneself, which is after all what people really want to do,” Fernandez said. “It’s what we call brain fitness. How people can maintain their brains and minds in top shape.” Keep reading article
By: Hemal Pathak, PhD
Often in discussing health related findings with non-scientists, I’ve found that scientific literacy in the general population tends to be inadequate for evaluating scientific claims. A surprising number of people are reluctant to study science despite the potential to benefit from the vast amount of useful knowledge being accumulated by scientists. Neil DeGrasse Tyson discussed a similar issue with the New York Daily News several years ago (A Cry to Pass the Science Test, 2006). In a time when scientific information is constantly reshaping our understanding Read the rest of this entry »