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Jun 7, 2016 0
(Editor’s Note: In order to help readers familiarize themselves with the work and thinking of Dr. Michael Merzenich, one of the winners of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for groundbreaking work on neuroplasticity, we are condensing and republishing the comprehensive conversation that Dr. Merzenich and Alvaro Fernandez had in 2009, in preparation for the inaugural SharpBrains Virtual Summit.)
Dr. Michael Merzenich, Emeritus Professor at UCSF, is a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. In the late 1980s, Dr. Merzenich was on the team that invented the cochlear implant. In 1996, he was the founding CEO of Scientific Learning Corporation, and in 2004 became co-founder and Read the rest of this entry »
Apr 25, 2016 0
Note: The full recording from the 90-minute virtual lecture is already available to registered participants, together with other resources (please contact us if you have any log-in difficulties). If you didn’t register, please subscribe to our eNewsletter and we’ll notify you when the recording beomes available for purchase.
Apr 6, 2016 0
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Dear SharpBrains friend,
As Dr. Robert Bilder, Tan Le and myself finalize the curriculum for the upcoming virtual lecture on April 21st, we are working hard to select the key brain-related facts that everyone should truly understand in order to navigate the growing stream of news articles, research reports and marketing claims. Focusing on 25 fundamental facts (instead of the 50 initially envisioned) will enable us to discuss each in more depth, empowering participants with more clear and solid take-aways.
With those 25 Must-Know Facts we will zoom into the most significant (and often overlooked) areas in the brain fitness jigsaw puzzle you can see above. We won’t discuss generalities, we will discuss specifics about:
We hope you will be able to register and join us! (use this 20%-off discount when you register: SB20)
Finally, let me answer a few questions we have received from many interested participants:
Cheers, and hope to “see you” soon!
Mar 28, 2016 1
Lumosity’s Stumble Reveals How We Think About Thinking (BuzzFeed News):
“The ads were pervasive, popping up on CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Google searches. And they were persuasive: Playing Lumosity games would do your brain good…But these claims sounded a little too rosy to the Federal Trade Commission, which Read the rest of this entry »
Mar 7, 2016 0
What will you be doing on Thursday April 21st?
We encourage you to join a fascinating SharpBrains webinar that day, and discover 50 core facts required to better navigate and apply latest brain science. Our distinguished Faculty–Dr. Robert Bilder @ UCLA, Tan Le @ Emotiv, Alvaro Fernandez @ SharpBrains–will clarify hot topics such as genetics vs. lifestyle, IQ vs creativity and resilience, left/ right brain hemispheres, cognitive enhancement, brain supplements, learning styles, brain training, meditation, neurofeedback, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, and more.
When: Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 10:30am-noon US Pacific Time/ 1.30-3pm US Eastern Time.
To Learn More & Register:
Cheers and let’s all become well-informed brain owners and brain health ambassadors!
Feb 29, 2016 0
Heads-up: Our very own Alvaro Fernandez will present a keynote on the neurotechnology innovation landscape this Thursday, March 3rd, at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit.
Themed Advancing Women’s Leadership & Innovation in Technology, the Summit will convene and empower Read the rest of this entry »