Technology and innovation expert Jerry Michalski hosted on May 6th a great Yi-Tan Conversation titled Change Your Brain Trajectory, discussing the new book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age with co-author Alvaro Fernandez.
–> You can listen to the 16-minute summary HERE
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Is Your Brain Being Wired By Technology? (Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas):
“…Research shows we are exposed to three times more information today as compared to four decades ago. This information overload leads to more multitasking and forces us to push our brain to do things it was not built to do. Technology is allowing us, pushing us to Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Over 50 insightful and fun members of the worldwide SharpBrains community had the opportunity to gather in DC, New York and San Francisco last month in order to meet in person –often for the first time!- and to discuss next steps to drive meaningful innovation in the brain health and fitness space.
It is our pleasure to invite SharpBrains Summit participants to contribute to, and to learn from, this growing network, by asking them to please: Read the rest of this entry »
Reminder:—> Join Live Q&A with Alvaro Fernandez by clicking HERE, today November 15th at 11am Pacific Time/ 2pm Eastern Time. Chat about the present and future of cognition, learning, brain training, technology and more with Alvaro Fernandez, co-founder of SharpBrains.com and co-author of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. You can also learn more about the Brain Fitness Q&A Series.
Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing Receives Grant for the Model eHealth Community for Aging (press release):
- ” The Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing (Front Porch Center), a 501©(3) founded on the belief that technology innovation plays a vital role in enhancing wellbeing, was awarded eHealth equipment valued at approximately $207,000 through the Model eHealth Communities initiative at UC Davis Health System and the 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: Marshall Weinstein
In recent years, we have witnessed the beginnings of a revolution in education. Technology has fundamentally altered the way we do many things in daily life, but it is just starting to make headway in changing the way we teach. Just as television shows like Sesame Street enhanced the passive learning of information for kids by teaching in a fun format, electronic games offer to greatly enhance the way kids and adults are taught by actively engaging them in the process. Read the rest of this entry »