Neuroscience Just Got Faster, Cheaper and Easier (press release):
“On Sept. 10 and 11, Gershon will introduce the new NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Behavioral and Neurological Function to hundreds of researchers at a special National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference in Bethesda, Maryland. At the end of September, the resource will be made fully available to the research community and clinicians. Read the rest of this entry »
NFL donates $30 million to National Institutes of Health (press release):
“The National Football League will provide $30 million in funding for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
The 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-8th 2012, no travel required since event takes place fully online) is plunging ahead, with 28 Confirmed Speakers so far:
- Dr. Tracy Alloway, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida; author of AWMA assessment
- Dr. Gregory Bayer, CEO, Brain Resource
- Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience
- Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari Read the rest of this entry »
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on holistic brain health with clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fitness Q&A Series Here.
Perhaps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on lifelong cognitive fitness, “mental capitalism”, and more, with Alvaro Fernandez, co-author of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, moderated by Harry Moody, Director of Academic Affairs at AARP.
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NIH-funded study finds dyslexia not tied to IQ (NIH press release):
At left, brain areas active in typically developing readers engaged in a rhyming task. Shown at right is the brain area activated in poor readers involved in the same task.
- “Regardless of high or low overall scores on an IQ test, children with dyslexia show similar patterns of brain activity, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The results call into question the discrepancy model — the practice of classifying a child as dyslexic on the basis of a lag between reading ability and overall IQ scores.”
- “In many school systems, the discrepancy model is the criterion for Read the rest of this entry »
Thinking globally to improve mental health: NIH announces international research initiative (press release):
- “The Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health Initiative, led by the National Institutes of Health and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, has identified the top 40 barriers to better mental health around the world. Similar to past grand challenges, which Read the rest of this entry »