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Announcing Expert Contributors to

Starting this week, you will start seeing a growing number of Expert Contributors writing in our blog and website, so that we can collectively discuss the latest research and trends on cognitive and emotional training, brain fitness and health, and the implications of brain research in general for our everyday lives. All of it, spiced up by stimulating brain teasers.

So, if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter (above) and our RSS feed (on the right).

Let me introduce, In alphabetical order, the Expert Contributors who will share their knowledge with us in January and February.

Wes Carroll, SB in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, and Puzzle Master for Ask a Scientist lecture series.

Simon Evans, PhD., and Paul Burghardt, PhD., who collaborate in the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry and the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, to study the effects of nutrition and exercise on brain function.

Greater Good Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by a UC-Berkeley center to “highlights ground breaking scientific research into the roots of compassion and altruism.” 

Gregory Kellett, a recent graduate from the Cognitive Neurology/Research Psychology Masters program at SFSU.

Eric Jensen, author of Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner’s Potential, and well-known synthesizer of brain research information with implications for K12 education.

Pascale Michelon, Ph. D., an Adjunct Faculty at Washington University in Saint Louis, Psychology Department.

Tom O’Brien, professor emeritus in mathematics education, Southern Illinois University, and author of prize-winning games.

Joshua Steinerman, M.D., Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center.

David Rabiner, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University. Dr. Rabiner maintains the highly-regarded Attention Research Update.

Please Note: if you would like to become an Expert Contributor, please email us your bio and some recent articles you have written, at information (at) sharpbrains (dot) com, indicating “Expert Contributor” in the title. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Also, a job posting in case any of you are interested or know of potential candidates:

Research Assistant – San Francisco

Sonia Arrison, a futurist and technology policy analyst, is seeking a part-time research assistant to help with collecting and organizing data on a broad range of subject areas relating to the politics of human longevity. The qualified candidate will be tech-savvy and must be able to search a wide variety of journals and other sources for both social and scientific information. The assistant must also be comfortable dealing with statistical data and is ideally interested in the prospect of radical life extension. This independent and self-motivated person will be available 15-20 hours a week.

Compensation depends on experience. Resumes should be sent to:

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