Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Update: The State and Future of Brain Fitness

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A crucial topic we cover is, “How can we use emerging technologies to keep our brains healthy and productive as long as possible?” The American Society on Aging asked Alvaro to exercise his brain…and here are his thoughts on the current state and future of the brain fitness market: Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand


Brain Training Presentation and Seminars: We had an informative webinar this Tuesday. Click here to view the presentation and learn about upcoming events.

New “Exercise Your Brain” Widget: A widget is basically a box you can embed in your blog or webpage (like Facebook) to easily share articles with your readers and friends. We have just released a SharpBrains one!


Mysteries of Brain and Mind: Several recent New York Times articles highlight fascinating frontiers of brain science, exploring mindfulness, perceptual capacities, and the power of placebo.

Brain Games or Drugs for Cognitive Enhancement: “In conclusion, it looks like one can use training to boost one’s fluid intelligence,” says Dr. Pascale Michelon, based on a recent study.

Education and Training

Try Thinking and Learning Without Working Memory: Quick! Can you recite backwards the 7 digits of your phone number? Bill Klemm answers some key questions on thinking and working memory, in one of the most insightful articles on the subject we have seen.

Health and Wellness

Manage Stress for Your Brain Health: Insightful essay on stress management and brain health written by Landon, as part of one of our student essay contests.

Study: Meditation Against ADHD: In order to fight attention deficits…does’t make sense to develop the “mental muscles” to pay attention? Take a quick look at the topic, posted at the Huffington Post (if you have an account there, and can leave a comment, please do).

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults & Teens with ADHD: Dr. David Rabiner shares with us a detailed review of a new study that analyzes the benefits of mindfulness for adolescents and adults with attention deficits.

Brain Teasers

Expanded Brain Teasers Section: we have re-organized the Brain Teasers section in our website. You can now easily enjoy our Top 50 brain games or check out our Latest challenges.

Have a stimulating weekend!

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