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The Science and Practice of Brain Fitness

A few quick updates: Lecture

1)  Yesterday we had a fun webinar with John Medina, author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.

You may enjoy checking out the slides we discussed.

2) Please remember that there is another webinar coming, next Tuesday. I hope you can join us!

Webinar: In “The Science and Practice of Brain Fitness, I will provide an overview of the Brain 101, latest research findings and implications for how to improve brain health and performance based on my class at UC-Berkeley Lifelong Learning Institute and speaking engagements.
– Target audience: Anyone who wants to learn more about brain health and performance. This is designed to be not a technical session, but a fun, stimulating hour.
– Date and time: Tuesday June 10th, 2pm EDT/ 11am PDT
Register: Here

3) We often get asked “How do I evaluate whether any program is good for me or my clients, patients or residents?”

We typically start answering something like: Ask what cognitive skills you want trained. Some programs present the benefits in such a nebulous way that it is impossible to tell whether or not they will yield any results. The general wording “Brain training” itself is of limited benefit because such activities as gardening or learning a new language “train” the brain, too.

More at my Huffington Post article Brain Training: Fact or Fiction?.

Good night!

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  1. Mike Logan says:

    Hi Alvaro,

    Any way to take your class at UCLA long distance? Webinare perhaps? I am in Illinois and won’t be able to get out there in a timely manner. Thanks for the intriguing and excellent work. Mike Logan

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