These days, we all live under considerable stress — economic challenges, job demands, family tensions, always-on technology and the 24-hour news cycle all contribute to ceaseless worry. While many have learned to simply “live with it,” this ongoing stress can, unless properly managed, have a Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Heads up: these are some of my upcoming talks, starting tomorrow with a brief insight blast on Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind at the World Economic Forum on Latin America. If you’re a SharpBrains friend and speaking at/ attending any, please let me know so we can connect.
- April 23–25, Lima, Peru: Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind, at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013
- May 1–2, San Francisco: Think, Think, Think: Cognitive Gaming Platforms, at Neurogaming
- May 15–16, Toronto: The Web as a Gym for the Brain, at mesh13
- May 20, Washington, DC: Innovating for the 50+, at Aging 2.0
- June 12, Victoria, BC, Canada: How Can We Invest In Our Brains To Boost Innovation and Resilience, at the Conference Board of Canada’s Annual Council of Human Resource Executives
By: Dr. Evian Gordon
There’s no doubt that the biggest buzz at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas didn’t come from the slimmest of televisions, the most fashionable headphones or even a dancing robot.
The buzz of CES 2013 was firmly centred on all things health and the Digital Health Summit is where the action was happening. On the eve of opening Arianna Huffington described what was about to happen in Las Vegas as a ‘Perfect Storm’
“I’m talking about one of those moments in which several trends converge to create something larger, a moment we will look back on as the time everything changed ….. this year’s CES has the potential to be one of the most transformative ever, and that’s because of a significant change in attitude about what role technology can, and should, be playing in our lives. That’s the foundation of this perfect storm”. Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ July 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion an in-depth article on why and how to Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity, by Veronika Litinski.
- Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity, by Veronika Litinski
- Understanding, and Nurturing, Resilience, by Andrew Zolli
- How Do Words, such as Yes and No, Change Our Brains and Lives?, by Dr. Andrew Newberg and Mark Waldman
- Study: Adaptive Working Memory Training Can Reduce ADHD-related Off-Task Behavior, by Dr. David Rabiner
- Promoting Mental Agility through Cognitive Control and Mental Representation, by Judith Tingley, PhD
New Research and Resources:
Have a great month of August!
By: Andrew Zolli
Over and over again—in natural disasters, after the SARS epidemic, following the loss of a child or spouse—Bonanno’s longitudinal studies on loss and trauma revealed the exact same pattern at the population level. No matter how bad the trauma, rates of PTSD never exceeded one-third, and rates of resilience were always found in at least one-third and never more than two-thirds of the population.
“This pattern of response is so ubiquitous, and so consistent, it begs the question: Why are we, as a species, designed this way?” asks Bonanno.
One possible answer is that the design ensures that there is always at least a sizable minority, or even a majority, to take care of those deeply affected by a trauma. 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 »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Interesting recent news:
For more on these news, and commentary: Read the rest of this entry »