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Brain Fitness Newletter: Mid-March edition

Here you are have the bi-monthly Digest of our 10 most Popular blog posts. (Also, remember that you can subscribe to receive our blog RSS feed, or to our newsletter at the top of this page if you want to receive this digest by email).Crossword Puzzles Brain fitness

We hope you had a great Brain Awareness Week.

Brain Fitness Software After many months of work we have just released our inaugural report The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2008 for corporate executives, health care professionals, and investors. This report defines the emerging brain fitness software market and analyzes the size and trends of its four customer segments. For top 10 highlights and to purchase the report at a 10% discount (before March 20th) click here: Report: The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2008

Brain Fitness News and Events

NEWS FEATURE-Brain fitness seen as hot industry of the future (Reuters 03/12): The most comprehensive article we have seen so far covering this emerging field, based on our market report and with original reporting. Highly recommended read.

Brain, Education and Health events: two great upcoming events. Learning & The Brain (April 26-29, 2008. Cambridge, MA) and Brain Health Accross the Lifespan (May 15th, 2008. San Francisco, CA).

Hack your brain (NetworkWorld 03/05): good article on our panel last week in O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference, mostly focused on the potential use of drugs and devices for “cognitive enhancement”.

Health & Wellness

The brain virtues of physical exercise: Dr. Adrian Preda writes a thought-provoking article challenging us to think about physical exercise as the most unappreciated form of “brain exercise”. Click on the link to tell Dr. Preda your questions and participate in the debate.

Mind Hacks and the Placebo Effect: Once we decide to do something, shouldn’t we try to “placebo ourselves” in order to get the most out of it?


The Power of Mindsight: Daniel Goleman, of Emotional Intelligence fame, writes a great article on parenting and “reparenting”.

Eric Jensen on Learning and the Brain: in-depth interview with Eric Jensen, who founded the Learning Brain Expo, a conference for educators, and written multiple books to make brain research accessible to parents and educators, including the Enriching Our Brains book we featured last month.

Education @ New York Times Magazine: superb articles on education reform, social entrepreneurship and venture philantropy. Not directly brain-related, but a very stimulating read.

Brain Teaser

Making Ends Meet: other type of “ends”.

Have a great week!

Note: this may be my last post in a few days because my wife is about to give birth to our first baby…but there will be some posts by Contributors, so you can still come back and enjoy).

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