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Update: Brain Fitness Seminars

Here you are have the bi-month­ly update with our 10 most Pop­u­lar blog posts. (Also, remem­ber that you can sub­scribe to receive our 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 have some time to share with us today. Just came back from a superb event on Brain Health Across the Lifespan…and many stim­u­lat­ing things are hap­pen­ing in the world of brain fit­ness.

News and Events

Exer­cise your brain in the Cog­ni­tive Age: The New York Times pub­lished two thought-pro­vok­ing arti­cles on brain and cog­ni­tive fit­ness, one of them fea­tur­ing Sharp­Brains.

Brain Fit­ness Webi­nar Series: Alvaro has been trav­el­ling a great deal over the last 2 weeks to speak at a num­ber of con­fer­ences (Games for Health, Inno­va­tion Insti­tute, Learn­ing & The Brain) and uni­ver­si­ties (Har­vard Busi­ness School), main­ly to present the key find­ings from our mar­ket report. Now we launch­ing a Brain Fit­ness Webi­nar Series to share the most impor­tant high­lights of our work and field, helped by biol­o­gist and author John Med­i­na:

Webi­nar #1: “The State of the Brain Fit­ness Soft­ware Mar­ket, 2008, (Tues­day May 27th, 11am PDT).

Webi­nar #2: “Brain Rules for Think­ing Smarter, by guest speak­er John Med­i­na (Tues­day June 3rd, 11am PDT).

Webi­nar #3: “The Sci­ence and Prac­tice of Brain Fit­ness, (Tues­day June 10th, 11am PDT).

To learn more and reg­is­ter, click on Brain Fit­ness Webi­nar Series


Can Intel­li­gence Be Trained? Mar­tin Buschkuehl shows how: These inter­view notes sum­ma­rize a great con­ver­sa­tion Alvaro had with Mar­tin Buschkuehl, one of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan’s researchers  involved in the cog­ni­tive train­ing study that has received lots of media atten­tion (New York Times, Wired, Sci­ence News…) since late April.

Under­stand­ing Brain Imag­ing: Spec­tac­u­lar post writ­ten by four of Dr. Daniel Lende’s stu­dents, show­ing how brain imag­ing pro­vides a win­dow into the plas­tic­i­ty of our brains, and how our very own actions impact them. For bet­ter and for worse.


Jack LaLanne and Dakim: Beau­ti­ful dis­play of cre­ativ­i­ty…


Psy­chol­o­gy of Intel­li­gence Analy­sis: The CIA has post­ed the full text of one of its guide­books, “Psy­chol­o­gy of Intel­li­gence Analy­sis”. Fas­ci­nat­ing overview.

Brain and Cog­ni­tion Expert Con­trib­u­tors: We pro­file some of our grow­ing ros­ter of Expert Con­trib­u­tors and link to their best arti­cles with us so far. Enjoy!

Direc­to­ry of Web­sites: Here you have a vari­ety of brain and brain-health resources, includ­ing many gems.

Brain Teas­er

Word game: stim­u­late your tem­po­ral lobe: Teas­er that tar­gets the neu­rons in your lan­guage areas, by Dr. Pas­cale Mich­e­lon.

And final­ly, you may enjoy these reflec­tions on Gold­en Moments of Choice…and self-direct­ed neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty by read­ing Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty through Mind Hygiene.


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