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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

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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

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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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