— Elite youth hockey players in MN camp. Image courtesy of Applied Cognitive Engineering
IntelliGym Trains The Brain Of An Athlete Like A Fighter Pilot (SportTechie):
“Fighter pilots and people playing team sports have more in common than you may have thought.
In fact, the cognitive functions players need on the soccer pitch, the ice rink and the basketball court are very similar to those fighter pilots use during aerial combat. Read the rest of this entry »
Asteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills (New York Times):
- “Could a desktop computer game be what makes the young Americans so good?… “Work the brain; the science is there,” said Danton Cole, in his fourth season as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team…For the past five seasons, Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to announce two new resources for all professionals, researchers, developers, innovators and decision-makers in the field of brain health and cognitive fitness who are interested in better tracking and shaping the future that is already here.
First of all, we have opened up a “Friends of SharpBrains.com” professional networking group on LinkedIn. If you are already a LinkedIn member, you can join the 377 existing members by clicking Here.
Second, registered participants for the upcoming 2011 SharpBrains Summit (March 30 – April 1st) can now connect with each other and with speakers, as well as access 10 exclusive Innovation Case Studies prepared by the Winners and Finalists of the 2010 Brain Fitness Innovation Awards. Read the rest of this entry »
When you think of how the PC has altered the fabric of society, permitting instant access to information and automating processes beyond our wildest dreams, it is instructive to consider that much of this progress was driven by Moore’s law. Halving the size of semiconductor every 18 months catalysed an exponential acceleration in performance.
Why is this story relevant to modern neuroscience and the workings of the brain? Because transformative technological progress arises out of choice and the actions of individuals who see potential for change, and we may well be on the verge of such progress. Read the rest of this entry »