Mastering emotions by sharpening memory? It just might work (Los Angeles Times):
“Emotional regulation — the ability to take negative feelings and recognize, accept and channel them properly — is an Achilles’ heel for many people, but especially for those with anxiety-related disorders, Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ February 2013 eNewsletter, featuring this time new science and analysis on Alzheimer’s Disease, ADHD, mental well-being, brain health, and more. Enjoy!
Have a great month of March.
As we announced last October, PracticeWise, the company that maintains the American Academy of Pediatrics “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions,” has elevated biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors. Working Memory Training stays at Level 2. It is important to note that those levels do not contrast effect sizes or clinical efficacy per se, but quality and overall direction of underlying research.
To check out the current edition of the report: click HERE. Read the rest of this entry »
By: David Coleiro
(Editor’s Note: this is Part 2 of the conversation between David Coleiro and Alvaro Fernandez on the future of brain health. You can read Part 1 Here)
There is now a growing toolkit of non-invasive technologies which can be used in brain training. Examples of these include: Read the rest of this entry »
MIND Institute researchers receive $1 million grant to study cognitive training in children with fragile X (UC Davis Health System News):
“Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will examine whether children and youth with fragile X syndrome can improve their working memory, cognition and behavior by using an online computer-based cognitive training program, through a new $1 million grant from The John Merck Fund.
To conduct the innovative study, the researchers will travel to the homes of school-aged children around the country to instruct their families on how to use the program and deliver the intervention, called Cogmed, software designed to improve working memory that is marketed by Pearson Education.” Keep reading here.
–> We identified Cogmed/ Pearson as one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2013–2014 based on the analysis in our latest market report.
PracticeWise, the company that maintains the American Academy of Pediatrics “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions” (see current edition here) has just announced it will elevate biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors in the next edition. Working Memory Training Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ July 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion an in-depth article on why and how to Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity, by Veronika Litinski.
- Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity, by Veronika Litinski
- Understanding, and Nurturing, Resilience, by Andrew Zolli
- How Do Words, such as Yes and No, Change Our Brains and Lives?, by Dr. Andrew Newberg and Mark Waldman
- Study: Adaptive Working Memory Training Can Reduce ADHD-related Off-Task Behavior, by Dr. David Rabiner
- Promoting Mental Agility through Cognitive Control and Mental Representation, by Judith Tingley, PhD
New Research and Resources:
Have a great month of August!