-– SharpBrains Virtual Summit brings together global leaders and innovators to advance the emerging fields of applied neuroscience and brain fitness
The third annual virtual SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity, Innovation and Data, held June 7–14th, concluded with a call to enhance brain health by harnessing neuroplasticity-based applications, big data platforms and consumer interest to augment the traditional reliance on disease-based pharmacological interventions and fragmented clinical trials.
The Summit brought together 190 researchers, decision-makers and practitioners across the technology, mental health, gaming and other sectors to discuss health optimization and applied neuroplasticity research and trends.
“We are glad to see a growing research-based toolkit to empower consumers, patients and professionals to maintain and enhance cognition and brain health across the lifespan,” said Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Time for SharpBrains’ February 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple and complementary perspectives on how to harness neuroplasticity: with enthusiasm, BOTH physical AND cognitive exercise, and (once tools become better standardized and widely available) brain-based personalized medicine.
- The State of Personalized Medicine: The Role of Biomarkers
- Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: from DSM to brain-based RDoC, iSPOT-D and biomarkers
- Working with Healthcare Stakeholders towards Brain-Based Personalized Medicine
What’s New and Meaningful:
Finally, let us mention that Brain Awareness Week is approaching (March 12-18th, 2012), and that you can now add comments to SharpBrains articles via Facebook (see below). Looking forward to a great month of March!
By: Judith C. Tingley, PhD
The MC at the University of Michigan’s reunion dinner encouraged audience members to reveal the most significant take-away from their undergraduate nursing education. The greatest benefit was quickly clear to me — problem-solving thinking. Memory produced a mind video: a short, dark-haired, nursing instructor lecturing a small group of first year students in an empty patient room. “Don’t memorize the steps of sterile technique. Use a problem-solving thinking process.” She described the sequential, cyclical process: define the problem, gather information, develop a solution strategy, allocate resources, monitor progress, and evaluate the solution. Read the rest of this entry »
Given how influential Alexander Luria’s work was and still is on many topics we discuss often here at SharpBrains.com, let us highlight the upcoming Luria Congress/ Moscow International Congress (yes, in Moscow) dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Alexander Romanovich Luria’s birth. Read the rest of this entry »
We just noticed that The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp has become #1 book in Amazon Kindle store’s Preventive Medicine section, #1 in Neuropsychology section, and #2 in Cognitive Psychology section.
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Testing Program Fails Soldiers, Leaving Brain Injuries Undetected (ProPublica):
“In 2007, with roadside bombs exploding across Iraq, Congress moved to improve care for soldiers who had suffered one of the war’s signature wounds, traumatic brain injury.
Lawmakers passed a measure requiring the military to test soldiers’ brain function before they deployed and again when they returned. The test was supposed to ensure that soldiers received proper treatment.
Instead, an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has found, the testing program has failed to deliver on its promise, offering soldiers the appearance of help, but not the reality. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Time for the November edition of the monthly SharpBrains eNewsletter, featuring a wealth of resources and insights on how to invest in our brains, including topics such as brain health, meditation, neuropsychology, brain training games, chemo brain, dyslexia, neuroplasticity, cognitive biases, stress, and more. Not to forget a couple of fun teasers. Enjoy!
Brain Fitness Q&A Sessions:
The Big Picture:
Thank you for your interest and attention and have a great December.