By: Veronika Litinski
In an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, human brains—not financial capital—are becoming the primary drivers of business success. Engaged, creative citizens and workers mean the difference between success and failure at the organizational and societal levels.
Looking at the problem from the perspective of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Once the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012) was over, we sent all participants an anonymous online survey asking for feedback; we also requested brief quotes to help convey the value of the Summit.
The chart to the left showcases the high levels of satisfaction with the Summit Overall. And below you can read a number of statements by participants.
“The SharpBrains Summit is a rare vehicle for getting multiple expert perspectives on current developments in improving brain function in a concise and clear way. The Summit is a valuable resource for both experts and non-experts.” – Dr. Michael Posner, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon
“The 2012 SharpBrains Summit was fantastic- it is clear that we are moving into a new phase in studying human performance using big data. Our bodies are outliving our brains- what we need most now is evidence-driven design to develop applications to help our brains remain as strong as our bodies! Fantastic conference, can’t wait for next year!” – Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD, CEO, Blue Marble Games Keep Reading >>
IBMT linked with positive structural changes in brain connectivity (News Medical):
– “A Texas Tech University scientist studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) said he and other researchers have confirmed and expanded on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioral changes in subjects practicing the technique for a month and a minimum of 11 hours total.” Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Posner will provide an update on latest research and applications to develop brain networks and self-control, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Michael Posner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the Weill Medical College in New York (Sackler Institute). He is currently engaged in a project with Mary K. Rothbart to understand the development Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
The New York Times has recently published several very good and seemingly unrelated articles…let’s try and connect some dots. What if we questioned the very premise behind naming some classrooms the “classrooms of the future” simply because they have been adding technology in literally mindless ways? What if the Education of the Future (sometimes also referred to as “21st Century Skills”) wasn’t so much about the How we educate but about the What we want students to learn and develop, applying what we know about mind and brain to the needs they are likely to face during the next 50-70 years of their lives? Read the rest of this entry »