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The Science of Optimism: a Conversation on ‘The Optimism Bias’ with neuroscientist Tali Sharot

I like to think of myself as a pos­i­tive and opti­mistic per­son. It seems to me to make for an eas­ier and more enjoy­able jour­ney through life. So I was intrigued when I read of neu­ro­sci­en­tist Tali Sharot’s research into the Opti­mism Bias, which has shown that despite all the bad news sto­ries we are bom­barded with on a daily basis: war, vio­lence, wrong-doing and finan­cial melt­down, the major­ity of us are opti­mistic by nature; our brains are hard­wired to be so. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing con­cept and one I had to find out more about, so I bought the book and met with Tali in her office at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don for an enthralling dis­cus­sion. Read the rest of this entry »

More Thumbs Up for 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: NeuroSky, Institut Guttmann, Strategic North

The 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit proved to be a highly reward­ing, enjoy­able and extremely use­ful expe­ri­ence. The hands-on information-rich work­shops are help­ing take our cur­rent efforts to the next level” - Josep M Tor­mos, Research Coor­di­na­tor, Insti­tut Guttmann

The Sharp­Brains Sum­mit brings together lead­ers in all rel­e­vant cog­ni­tive fields from busi­ness to aca­d­e­mic com­mu­ni­ties, as well as pro­vid­ing a forum to address the evo­lu­tion of this emerg­ing indus­try. Because cog­ni­tive enhance­ment, fit­ness, and enter­tain­ment are rel­a­tively nascent indus­tries, it has been dif­fi­cult to use tra­di­tional bench­marks to eval­u­ate its suc­cess and growth. Sharp­Brains is quickly becom­ing the “go to” resource for inno­va­tion and busi­ness insight. Alvaro and his team delve into a vari­ety of top­ics — both on macro and niche lev­els, mak­ing the Sharp­Brains Sum­mit the per­fect forum for dis­cov­ery and idea exchange “- Stan­ley Yang, CEO, NeuroSky

I can­not rec­om­mend the Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit highly enough. It’s a fan­tas­tic forum for knowl­edge shar­ing in the com­plex area of brain health pro­vid­ing access and dis­cus­sion with world lead­ers in the field. I found the vir­tual for­mat actu­ally enhanced the learn­ing expe­ri­ence and the short ses­sions focused the con­tent in an engag­ing way which is often lack­ing in other tra­di­tional con­fer­ence set­tings” — David Coleiro, Part­ner, Strate­gic North

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We will announce in a few weeks the dates for the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit. Please stay tuned!

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