Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, full of fascinating brain studies and emerging thinking and tools for lifelong mental health and performance. Happy reading!
- Dementia rates in the UK significantly lower than forecasted–especially for men–highlighting the protective role of lifestyle and education
- Systematic evidence review finds cognitive behavioral therapy as effective as antidepressant medicines in treating depression
- To boost creativity, combine systematic daily effort with diverse emotional states
- Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) beat usual care for chronic back pain
- Landmark study on neural circuits shows that “cells that fire together wire together,” refining the popular “Use it or lose it”
- On “ethical placebos,” Medicine, and Mind/ Body interactions: A book review
- New Nevada regulation requires professional fighters to undergo regular computerized cognitive testing
- Brain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills?
- Since more than 50% of people worldwide can’t access appropriate mental health treatments, let’s welcome (and test) mobile health apps
- Footballers (also known as soccer players) add novelty, variety and challenge to sharpen cognitive and perceptual skills
- Brain hacking emerges as latest trend in wearable tech, but is it ready for prime time?
- Maker of “neuro” functional drinks settles false advertising complaint
- French neurotech start-up Rythm raises $11m to help improve sleep quality
- May 17–18th @ San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference
Finally, thank you very much to the 191 registered participants in our very stimulating April 21st virtual lecture. You should already have received access to the full recording and other materials, but please contact us if you have any problem.
Have a great month of May!
The SharpBrains Team