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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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