Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Expert Book Discussions



Book: The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013)

–> Click HERE to learn more and to buy the book (available as softcover and e-book).

What credible reviewers have to say about the book:

  • “A great start for mak­ing sense of new brain sci­ence and for tak­ing active steps towards smart health.” — Misha Pavel, PhD, Pro­gram Direc­tor at the National Sci­ence Foundation
  • “On a per­sonal note, I have to say I wish I had read this awe­some guide when I was much younger.” — Sci­en­tific American
  • “One of those books you can­not ignore. Insight­ful, to the point, action­able.” — Tobias Kiefer, Direc­tor Global Learn­ing & Devel­op­ment at Booz & Company



See what world-class experts had to say, discussing readers’ questions.

  • January 10th, 2014: Alvaro Fernandez (SharpBrains), on Let’s Talk about The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age. Read Q&A session transcript
  • January 14th, 2014: Dr. Bob Bilder (UCLA), on The Basics of Personal Brain Management Read Q&A session transcript
  • January 17th, 2014: Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski (USC Davis), on Cognitive Enhancement for Healthy Aging Read Q&A session transcript
  • January 21st, 2014: Dr. Oscar Ybarra (University of Michigan), on Social Interactions and the Brain Read Q&A session transcript
  • January 24th, 2014: Dr. Andrew Newberg (UPenn), on Managing Stress and Building Resilience Read Q&A session transcript
  • January 27th, 2014: Alvaro Fernandez (SharpBrains), on Does Brain Training Work? For Whom? For What? Read Q&A session transcript
  • January 31st, 2014: Dr. Sandra Chapman (UT-Dallas), on Why your Health Starts and Ends with Your Brain Health Read Q&A session transcript
  • February 4th, 2014: Dr. Bob Sylwester (University of Oregon), on What Neuroplasticity Means for Education and Lifelong Learning Read Q&A session transcript

You can also use this Dis­cus­sion Guide with your friends and colleagues to better digest the research findings and the practical tips discussed in the book, and how to apply them in your life.



As described in the book’s final chapter, no two brains are exactly the same, so what is key is to apply this growing knowledge in ways that address your specific priorities and interests. Feel free to share your plans, ideas and questions via

Brain health book discussion