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Brain Fitness Book: talks, interviews, reviews

Next Tues­day, Novem­ber 3rd: I’ll be pre­sent­ing the Sharp­Brains Guide to a business/ entre­pre­neur­ial audi­ence at the San Fran­cis­co Chap­ter of the Asso­ci­a­tion for Cor­po­rate Growth (you can reg­is­ter online).

Descrip­tion: While most of us have heard the phrase “use it or lose it,” very few under­stand what “it” means, or how to prop­er­ly “use it” in order to improve brain func­tion and fit­ness. This talk will pro­vide an overview of the most recent research, guide­lines and resources to “Use It and Improve It”, sum­ma­riz­ing the main find­ings and top­ics from the new book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness. We will debunk 10 com­mon brain fit­ness myths; dis­cuss how the brain works and the 4 pil­lars of brain main­te­nance; explain the dif­fer­ence between men­tal exer­cise and men­tal activ­i­ty and iden­ti­fy prac­ti­cal ways to inte­grate this research into our work and lives for max­i­mum brain health and per­for­mance.

To order book: Here. (has been among Amazon.com’s Top 10 Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine books basi­cal­ly since pub­li­ca­tion!)

Over the last few weeks I have giv­en a cou­ple of Alvaro presenting 2AARP-spon­sored talks, both in Eng­lish and in Span­ish (this was my first Span­ish pre­sen­ta­tion on a top­ic I most­ly dis­cuss in Eng­lish, so I did get some extra brain points by try­ing to trans­late “neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty” and “hip­pocam­pus” on the fly), and had a great cou­ple of meet­ings with AARP staff to explore col­lab­o­ra­tions. AARP can obvi­ous­ly play a major role in how ratio­nal­ly this whole cat­e­go­ry of “brain fit­ness” evolves.

Here you have a cou­ple of my favorite recent media inter­views:

4-minute Video inter­view on the Gilbert Guide:
Book Reveals Secrets Once Only Known to Sci­en­tists

30-minute radio inter­view on WMBR (MIT cam­pus radio sta­tion):
Par­a­digm Shifts: Brain Fit­ness (mine is the sec­ond inter­view, starts around the mid­dle)

Final­ly, a grow­ing num­ber of blog­gers are review­ing the book. This is what they say:

You can order The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness here.

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