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October 30th, 2017: Are you familiar with these research findings and technologies revolutionizing Brain & Mental Health?

September 28th, 2017: New book by Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson describes how long-term meditation can improve our minds, brains, and bodies

August 31st, 2017: The Neurotech Revolution Could Lead To ‘Frankenstein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It

July 27th, 2017: 35% of worldwide dementia cases could be prevented by modifying these 9 modifiable risk factors

June 27th, 2017: Neuroimaging + machine learning can predict, with 96% accuracy, whether high-risk 6-month-old babies will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 2

May 25th, 2017: MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge, asking “How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?”

April 27th, 2017: Why Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies (And How Dance Offers Great Brain Training)

March 23rd, 2017: To honor Brain Awareness Week 2017, let’s highlight 10 Key Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Fitness

February 24th, 2017: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

January 25th, 2017: Survey of scientific, technological & market trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

December 21st, 2016: Ten Important Signals to help reinvent Brain Health in the Digital Age & serve the needs of an Aging Population

November 22nd, 2016: New tools, research and insights to reinvent Brain Health and Mental Health in the Digital Age

October 25th, 2016: To thrive in the Knowledge Age, prioritize Deep work, avoid the Shallows, and Self-Quantify

September 23rd, 2016: New tools, research and thinking to reinvent Brain Health

September 8th, 2016: 10 Must-Do Priorities to Reinvent Brain Health in the Digital Age

July 31st, 2016: Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk

June 30th, 2016: 20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

May 26th, 2016: To improve sleep, combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques

April 27th, 2016: Dementia rates in the UK significantly lower than forecasted, highlighting the protective role of lifestyle and education

March 29th, 2016: Ten Common Myths About Brain Health, Debunked

February 25th, 2016: Aerobic and mental training, combined, can significantly improve brain health

January 27th, 2016: News about Neuroplasticity, Learning, Dance, ADHD, Brain Training, Smell, and more

December 29th, 2015: Brain teasers and brain fitness tips to improve attention and memory in 2016

November 30th, 2015: 25 Key References to Navigate the Brain Health and Neurotechnology Revolution

October 27th, 2015: How to civilize the brain training Wild West

September 28th, 2015: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life

August 27th, 2015: Inside Out, Coffee, Stress, Poverty, Exercise, Brain Training, and more SharpBrains News

July 29th, 2015: Neuroscience 2.0 — Taking the brain lab to the people

June 28th, 2015: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health

May 29th, 2015: To improve memory and thinking, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

April 30th, 2015: Latest neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights

March 31st, 2015: To succeed at school, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments

February 26th, 2015: What do schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, have in common?

January 29th, 2015: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims

December 29th, 2014: 40% of ADHD diagnoses, 70% of treatment plans, fall short of AAP guidelines

November 24th, 2014: Should Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (not antidepressant drugs) be the first-line treatment for depression?

Octo­ber 31st, 2014: “You’re not a pris­oner of your DNA”

September 26th, 2014: Transforming brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”

August 29th, 2014: Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available

July 31st, 2014: Test your stress level with this fun brain teaser

June 27th, 2014: How to hold off Alzheimer’s Disease 8+ Years (even APOE4 carriers)

May 30th, 2014: For brain training to work, it must induce neuroplasticity in regions that matter

April 30th, 2014: To train your brain, work as a physician, air traffic controller, financial analyst, or similar

March 30th, 2014: Mindful Brain Training and “The End of the Prozac Generation”

February 28th, 2014: ¿Habla Español? Know someone who’d enjoy a great brain book in Spanish?

January 23rd, 2014: Brain Training and Cognitive Assessment Market Surpassed $1.3 Billion In 2013

December 20th, 2013: Four Essential Yet Overlooked Facts About Your Brain

November 15th, 2013: Top 15 Articles on Neuroplasticity, Cognition and Brain Health

October 31st, 2013: On Neuroplasticity, Yoga Meditation, Cognitive Training, and Total Health

September 30th, 2013: Top 30 Highlights from the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

August 30, 2013: 5 ways to pro­tect your brain, and boost your career

July 30th, 2013: The SharpBrains Guide, adopted as core reader in neuroscience and coaching course

June 27th, 2013: 8 tips to keep your mind sharp

May 30th, 2013: A Fresh Look at Enhancing Brain & Mental Health Across the Lifespan

April 30th, 2013: New book on How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age

March 29th, 2013: From drugs and helmets to digital brain health toolkits

February 27th, 2013: Alzheimer’s Disease population to triple — unless we prevent or delay it

January 31st, 2013: From smart homes to smart people — where digital health meets brain fitness

December 28th, 2012: Got Brain? Investing in Our Most Precious Asset in 2013

November 29th, 2012: Let’s debunk 32 neuromyths…do we only use 10% of our brain?

October 31st, 2012: New brain science leads to new tools and new thinking

September 28th, 2012: Connecting technology, healthy living, healthcare, concussions, and the Brain

August 31st, 2012: Is Hav­ing a Brain a Med­ical Condition?

July 31st, 2012: Invest in Brain Health to Drive Health, Innovation and Prosperity

June 29th, 2012: From “Does Brain Training Work?” To How, When, for Whom It Can Work

May 31st, 2012: From Anti-Alzheimer’s “Magic Bullets” to True Brain Health

April 30th, 2012: Can We Shape Our Brains? Does It Matter?

March 30th, 2012: How will Health incorporate Brain?

February 28th, 2012: Harness Neuroplasticity with Enthusiasm, Exercise & Personalized Medicine

January 27th, 2012: The Future of Preventive Brain Medicine

December 29th, 2011: Can Brain Science Enhance Living?

November 30th, 2011: Time to Invest in our Brains

October 28th, 2011: How Stress and Emotions Impact Brain Performance

September 30th, 2011: On Brain Training, Positive Psychology and the FDA

July 31st, 2011: Videogames or Meditation?; Internship Program @ SharpBrains

June 30th, 2011: High-Quality Summer Brain Reading

May 31st, 2011: Brain Training in Mental Health Toolkits for Prevention and Rehabilitation

April 29th, 2011: Brain Health Status Quo No Longer An Option

February 28th, 2011: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century

January 31st, 2011: Let’s Talk Brain Fitness, Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Reserve

September 30th, 2010: Mind. Learn. Eat. Shape. Play

August 30th, 2010: Know Thyself, Know How Your Brain Works

July 28th, 2010: Innovation to Upgrade Brain Care

June 28th, 2010: New Report Finds A Brain Health Revolution in the Making

May 24th, 2010: USA Hockey takes gold at Brain Fitness Innovation Awards

April 30th, 2010: Meet 10 Innovation Awards Finalists, and New Resource

March 31st, 2010: Reinventing Brain Care in Light of Lifelong Neuroplasticity

February 19th, 2010: Man is a Tool-Making Animal

January 16th, 2010: Top 15 Articles of 2009

December 27th, 2009: Michael Merzenich, NYPL, and Free eBook

November 30th, 2009: Live Well to 100 By Using Your Brain

October 18th, 2009: 15 FAQs on Brain Fitness and Neuroplasticity

September 8th, 2009: Retooling Use It or Lose It at New York Public Library

August 13th, 2009: Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age

July 7th, 2009: Public Libraries as Health Clubs for the Brain

June 1st, 2009: Is Grey the New Gold?

April 30th, 2009: New Market Report Finds Growth, Promise and Confusion

March 31st, 2009: Lifelong Learning for Cognitive Health

February 27th, 2009:  Does Cognitive Training Work?

January 30th, 2009: Learning about Learning

December 30th, 2008: Best of 2008

November 25th, 2008: Towards a Healthy Living Agenda

October 30th, 2008: Global Consortium for Neurocognitive Innovation

October 16th, 2008: Premium Research Sponsors

September 30th, 2008: Navigating Games for Health and Education

September 16th, 2008: Work as a Brain Fitness Program

August 29th, 2008: Major Implications from Brain Research

August 14th, 2008: The Challenges of Gerontology

July 31st, 2008: Brain Health Event and Predictions

July 15th, 2008: The Future of Brain Assessments

June 30th, 2008: Why We Need Walking Book Clubs

June 16th, 2008: Emerging Tools, Not Magic Pills

May 30th, 2008: The State and Future of Brain Fitness

May 15th, 2008: Brain Fitness Webinar Series

April 30th, 2008: Use It and Improve It

April 15th, 2008: Preventing Memory Loss and Public Policy

April 1st, 2008: Scientific American Partner Network

March 16th, 2008: Brain Fitness Software Market Report

March 1st, 2008: Brain Awareness Week is March 10-16th

February 16th, 2008: Open Questions for Posit Science

January 31st, 2008: Introducing Ten Expert Contributors

December 30th, 2007: Introducing the Author Speaks Series

November 31th, 2007: Neurotech and Neurosoftware Market Trends

October 30st, 2007: 10 Debunked Cognitive Fitness Myths

September 31th, 2007: Train Your Brain To Think Like a Thin Person

August 30st, 2007: Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains

July 31st, 2007: Yaakov Stern on the Cognitive Reserve

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