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Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast cancer survivors

fog brainUCLA study reveals treat­ment for women with breast can­cer suf­fer­ing cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties (HealthCanal):

UCLA researchers have devel­oped a pro­gram that could improve the day-to-day lives of women with breast can­cer by address­ing post-treatment cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties, some­times known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 per­cent of women after their treat­ments Read the rest of this entry »

Maximizing the mental peak performance of astronauts, leaders…and everybody else

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Consortium
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neuroscience
  • Dr. Bill Reich­man, Pres­i­dent of Baycrest
  • Chair: Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

Maximizing the mental health and performance of leaders, artists, scientists…and astronauts


That will be the focus of the fourth ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

Max­i­miz­ing the men­tal health and per­for­mance of lead­ers, artists, scientists…and astronauts

  • Ed Batista, Exec­u­tive Coach and Instruc­tor at Stan­ford Busi­ness School
  • Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Founder of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Consortium
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neuroscience
  • Chair: Maseena ZieglerAuthor, Forbes Con­trib­u­tor & World Eco­nomic Forum Young Global Leader

Read the rest of this entry »

On the risks of mixing medical research with too much pomegranate juice

pomegranate-juiceUCLA researchers’ ties to donors called into ques­tion (UCLA Daily Bruin):

The mul­ti­fac­eted rela­tion­ships between UCLA Health offi­cials and the pri­vate donors fund­ing their research have drawn scrutiny recently from experts and Read the rest of this entry »

Ask your Questions about Brain Fitness and Personal Brain Management

Heads-up: the most brain-friendly book dis­cus­sion started today Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 10th, and you can already Send Your Ques­tions to 7 world-class experts! These are the two first webchats in the series: Read the rest of this entry »

How can Big Data help upgrade brain care?

You can now enjoy the slide deck from this ses­sion, which took place at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th). Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Bilder: We are embarking on the next stage of human evolution

Robert Bilder

Robert Bilder, PhD

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I’m the Ten­nen­baum Fam­ily Pro­fes­sor of Cre­ativ­ity Research at UCLA’s Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science & Human Behav­ior. The Semel Insti­tute and UCLA over­all are amaz­ing places to be involved in highly col­lab­o­ra­tive trans-disciplinary research.

Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­ested in? What moti­vated you to pur­sue work in your field?
I’m a clin­i­cal neuro-psychologist inter­ested in under­stand­ing how we can deploy new neu­ro­science knowl­edge to change our brains. I believe we are embark­ing on the next stage of human evo­lu­tion! Read the rest of this entry »


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