About this Blog
Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution aims to offer a mix of fun brain teasers and serious commentary, focused on the applications of cognitive neuroscience on health, education and training.
Our mission is to make brain/ mind/ mental fitness available to all by raising public awareness and helping navigate neuroscience-based products and programs, a.k.a. “brain gyms.”
Alvaro Fernandez is Managing Director of SharpBrains. He holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. Alvaro started his career in McKinsey & Company in Europe and has participated in the launch of online bookstore Bertelsmann Online, the turnaround of corporate e‑learning company Docent, Inc, and the launch of a new business unit of Edusoft, a Houghton Mifflin company. He enjoys advising the management teams at social enterprises Ashoka, abcd espanol and Arcandina, and teaching the class Exercising Our Brains at the Bay Area Osher Lifelong Learning Center.
Caroline Latham serves as Director of Communications for SharpBrains. She received her undergraduate degree in experimental psychology from Davidson College and worked in research labs studying human memory, pain perception, oculomotor behavior, and attention. After several years working towards a combined MD/PhD in neurosurgery and neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she launched her career working with medical and health-related companies and publications.
Dr. Phil Delio, Associate Director of Stroke Services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara. Former Chief Neurology Resident at Stanford University.
Dr. David Gamon is a best-selling author focused on making brain research exciting and accessible to all readers. While Building Mental Muscle is his best-known work, he has authored or co-authored a total of 10 books in the Brainwaves line of popular brain science books. He studied German literature at Reed College and cognitive science at U.C. Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in Linguistics. He serves as contributing writer to the Curious Mind newsletter and the ScienceMaster science education website, winner of the National Academy Press’s “Coolest Science Site” award. His current projects include books about the brain’s construction of sensory reality; humor and the brain; the science of psychopathy; and the evolution of language.
Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg is an author, scientist, educator and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine, and Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. A student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria, Dr. Goldberg has continued to advance Luria’s scientific and clinical tradition, and written popular science books such as The Executive Brain and The Wisdom Paradox.
Susan Hoffman launched and now leads the San Francisco State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and is a Board member of Gateway High school. Susan’s creative work-screenplays, stories, commentaries- has appeared in small press and mainstream publications as well as on-screen. For many years, she ran a performing arts venue at Fort Mason Center and represented arts organizations in Sacramento and Washington as the state’s arts advocate.