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Brain Fitness News and Events

Upcoming Events: I will be speaking at five Health, Education and Gaming events over the next couple of months to introduce findings from our recent market report. Please introduce yourself if you attend any of these events.

Preventing Memory Loss-Special Issue: Congressional Quarterly Researcher, one of the main publications on Capitol Hill, published an impressive 24-page special issue titled Preventing Memory Loss. Highly recommended if you want to be on top of the latest research trends and their policy implications.

Cognitive Health News: Round-up of interesting recent news on the cognitive health and fitness field. Baycrest opens a Centre for Brain Fitness with !10 million investment from Ontario Government. Potential uses for cognitive assessments. New brain games. on “Brain Fitness”: publishes a mixed article on a software program that, in our view, confuses the forest from the trees.

Health, Wellness and Education

Selected Student Essays: we were glad to receive several great student essays on brain-related topics and selected three for publication-two on Ways to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risks and one on Treatment Directions.

Social Connections for Cognitive Fitness: Mental fitness seems to depend in large part on being connected with other people, as shown in a recent study Mental Exercising Through Simple Socializing: Social Interaction Promotes General Cognitive Functioning (Ybarra, 2008) reviewed by Dr. Pascale Michelon.


Peace Among Primates: neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky (thanks to our ongoing collaboration with Greater Good Magazine), shares two installments of a three-part series to reinforce how important culture is in shaping behaviors and overcoming genetic determinism. See installments One and Two.

Brain Books: Your Suggestions?: Last December we launched a stimulating Author Speaks Series to provide a platform for leading scientists and experts writing high-quality brain-related books to share their insights with SharpBrains’ readers. Six authors have participated so far. Do you have any suggestions for more books? Let us know…

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  1. navtej kohli says:

    I would not be attending these events but would appreciate if you could post the excerpts of your speech on your blog.

  2. Alvaro says:

    Navtej: thank you for the suggestion. I commit to writing and posting in this blog the key highlights from any event I participate in.


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