Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Update: To improve memory and thinking, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts


Time for Sharp­Brains’ May e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain and mind stud­ies, pervasive neu­rotech­nol­ogy news, and brain fit­ness insights.

New research:

New tools:

New report on innovation & IP:


Have a great month of June!

April 2015 Update: Latest neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights


Time for Sharp­Brains’ April e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights…and including a fun brain teaser at the end.

Upcoming events:

New research:

New tools:

New thinking:


Finally, here’s a brain teaser to test your attention and memory: Can you identify Apple’s logo?

Have a great month of May

Study: Shift work chronically impairs cognition

Long-Term Shift Work Linked To Impaired Brain Function (Forbes):

“According to results of a new study, long-term shift work may lead to impaired brain power which could involve cognitive skills such as thinking, reasoning and memory…The impact was much greater after a period of 10 or more years of such a work pattern — and seen to be much greater for those working a rotating shift pattern Read the rest of this entry »

Want to train your brain? Work as a physician, air traffic controller, financial analyst (or similar)

Brain Firing NeuronsMentally stimulating jobs keep your mind sharp post-retirement (Tech Times):

“If you want to stay sharp in your golden years, it’s best to get the hard yards in early – a new study has found that people with mentally demanding jobs fare better in the years after retirement….Mental acuity and memory retention was found to be higher in retirees who had spent their careers in mentally stimulating roles, such as Read the rest of this entry »

Brain fitness class’ monthly Q&A: Memory, stress, emotions, and more

Registered participants in the new e-course How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach can take part in a monthly online Q&A session to discuss progress and open questions with the course faculty and with fellow participants. Below is the transcript of the October 30th Q&A session, lightly edited and anonymized.

Course Faculty (or F): OK, we are ready to start. You can start writing and submitting any questions and comments!  Read the rest of this entry »

Learn more & Register

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

About SharpBrains

As seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more, SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking applied brain science. Explore our most popular resources HERE.

Search for anything brain-related in our article archives

Enter Your Email to receive Sharp­Brains free, monthly eNewslet­ter:
Join more than 50,000 Sub­scribers and stay informed and engaged.