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Brain Fitness Newsletter: End-March Edition

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We are proud to announce that we now belong to the exclu­sive Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can Part­ner Net­work. Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can Mind spoke high­ly of our web­site last year, so it was only nat­ur­al (but made us very pleased) that we were invit­ed to join their new blog­ger network. We remain an inde­pen­dent company, so there will be few obvi­ous changes — main­ly some more links between their web­site and ours and new ban­ner ads admin­is­tered by Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can’s great team. 


Brain Fit­ness Soft­ware Report: Reviews:  our just released Mar­ket Report is earn­ing a grow­ing num­ber of acco­lades as a must-read pub­li­ca­tion for exec­u­tives and investors inter­est­ed in emerg­ing brain health trends and opportunities.  

Brain Rules- sci­ence and prac­tice: mol­e­c­u­lar biol­o­gist John Med­i­na releas­es a new book to make brain sci­ence acces­si­ble and rel­e­vant to all, and writes a fun arti­cle chal­leng­ing the very exis­tance of class­rooms and cubi­cles.

Health & Well­ness

Sleep, Tetris, Mem­o­ry and the Brain: As part of our ongo­ing Author Speaks Series, we are hon­ored to present this excel­lent arti­cle by Dr. Shan­non Mof­fett on the impor­tance of sleep.

Relax­ing for your Brain’s Sake: What stress­es you out? What­ev­er it is, how you respond to it may have more con­se­quences than you think, as researcher Gre­go­ry Kel­lett shows.

Med­i­ta­tion and The Brain: a new study shows that com­pas­sion med­i­ta­tion changes the brain (lit­er­al­ly).


Nin­ten­do Brain Train­ing and Schools: despite unclear evi­dence of effi­ca­cy, some UK schools seem to be adding Nin­ten­do games in the classroom (the good news is that play­ing is nev­er bad).

Posit Sci­ence & InSight for Visu­al Pro­cess­ing: Posit Sci­ence announces a new pro­gram for visu­al pro­cess­ing train­ing and we have a few ques­tions for it.

Brain Teasers

Boost your visu­ospa­tial skills: Dr. Pas­cale Mich­e­lon offers this fun men­tal rota­tion chal­lenge.


The Human Algo­rithm: The Neukom Insti­tute at Dart­mouth Col­lege announces the Human Algo­rithm Con­fer­ence on May 9 & 10, 2008 at the inter­sec­tion between the sci­ences and the human­i­ties. Open reg­is­tra­tion online.
We will be announc­ing in April sev­er­al excit­ing new Expert Contributors…so stay tuned!

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