What Does a Brain Want? Alvaro Fernandez and the SharpBrains Team Put Brain Fitness to the Test (New York Public Library):
“Many have referred to the 21st century as the century of the brain. In the 20th century the average lifespan in the U.S. increased from 47 to 74, but research on the brain lagged behind. As lifespan increases this becomes more and more of a societal, and personal, concern…
May I recommend a book to cut through the chatter on the brain? The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age…I discovered SharpBrains when Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Chapman will discuss Brainomics: How Big Data Provides Gateway to Maximize Human Cognitive Performance, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, is committed to maximizing human cognitive potential across the entire human lifespan. As a cognitive neuroscientist with more than 40 funded research grants, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
82% of respondents to a 2012 SharpBrains survey (n=3,165) agreed/ strongly agreed with “Adults of all ages should take charge of their own “brain fitness” without waiting for their doctors to tell them to,” and 77% agreed/ strongly agreed with “I would personally take a brief assessment every year as an “annual mental check-up.” This growing awareness demands new ways to harness neuroplasticity across the lifespan to optimize health, productivity and quality of life, and highlights market opportunities. Click Here to see full Summit agenda, including 35+ speakers, 6 product presentation/ demos and 5 educational workshops.
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session today, Friday March 16th, on brain sustainability, retooling brain health, and applied neuroplasticity, with Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains’ Co-Founder who’s just been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. You can learn more about the topic by reading this 2011 SharpBrains Summit Meeting Report and this Infographic.
Great, we are ready to start! Read the rest of this entry »
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Time for our monthly eNewsletter tracking recent news and developments on how the neuroscience of cognition and emotions can inform education and health across the lifespan. Let us try to be as concise as possible, so you can spend as much time as possible connecting with your Loved Ones instead of with the World Wide Web.
Wishing you a wonderful end of 2011 and a happy and successful 2012!
PS: thirty-nine people have registered since this past Tuesday to participate in the upcoming Online Course: How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach in 2012. Please remember we will only be able to accomodate the first two hundred registrants, so please take a look soon to see if you are interested in joining!
Here you have a round-up of recent news on how cognitive and affective neuroscience findings are starting to inform education and health across the lifespan:
Pediatricians issue a call to aid children facing ‘toxic stress’ (LA Times)
Teachers as Brain-Changers: Neuroscience and Learning (EdWeek) Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to announce a new online course designed to equip participants with the understanding and information required to apply emerging science and tools to enhance brain health and functionality across the lifespan.
Course description: Information overload and longer lives expose our brains to more demands than even before. This fast-paced and interactive online course will examine the emerging science of neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve and survey latest tools and best practices to equip you to become your own ‘brain fitness coach’ and address personal and professional priorities. Available online from anywhere with an Internet connection, this course will help you pinpoint ways to optimize brain health and functionality and delay decline, navigating the maze of fragmented research, superficial media coverage and exaggerated marketing claims. The course is based on The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness –recently named a Best Book by AARP– and SharpBrains’ new ABBC framework (Address Basics, Build Capacities), and includes weekly readings and activities.
Mechanics: The course consists of four two-hour-long live online sessions to be held in March 2012 (detailed syllabus available), and an online private forum for Faculty and Participants to interact during March and April 2012.
Who this is for: This course is for anyone who wants to understand how emerging cognitive and affective neuroscience can be applied to enhance brain health and performance, and who is willing to participate in a fast-paced course that leverages e-learning to facilitate a global learning experience.
Note: In order to ensure a valuable and interactive experience, participation will be limited to the first 200 individuals who register.
- Instructor: Alvaro Fernandez (SharpBrains)
- Guest Lecturers: Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Harvard Medical School), Robert M. Bilder (UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior)
To Learn More and Register, please visit the course page: How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach in 2012.