Best books on brain health and cognitive fitness according to ChatSpot and ChatGPT

Feb­ru­ary 14, 2024  |

Out of curios­i­ty we queried a cou­ple pop­u­lar AI chat­bots, ChatSpot and Chat­G­PT free ver­sions, about the best books in a cou­ple of key top­ics we dis­cuss a lot in this blog. Here are the fas­ci­nat­ing results, and some brief com­men­tary at the end. (Links open cor­re­spond­ing Ama­zon book pages.) Best books on brain health,…

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Systematic review finds more clinical harm than benefits in Alzheimer’s “treatments” lecanemab, aducanumab, and donanemab

Feb­ru­ary 9, 2024  | Com­ments Off on Sys­tem­at­ic review finds more clin­i­cal harm than ben­e­fits in Alzheimer’s “treat­ments” lecanemab, adu­canum­ab, and donanemab

Study ques­tions ben­e­fit of new Alzheimer’s drug (UGA Today): Last sum­mer, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion ful­ly approved the first drug shown to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s. But new research from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia sug­gests that patients and care­givers may not expe­ri­ence any ben­e­fit from the drug in their dai­ly lives. The drug, Leqembi,…

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On the importance of managing negativity bias to protect cognitive control and prevent depression relapse

Jan­u­ary 30, 2024  |

Many peo­ple around the world suf­fer from depres­sion. Though depres­sion can be extreme­ly debil­i­tat­ing, evi­­­dence-based treat­ments (like cog­ni­­­tive-behav­io­ral ther­a­py) pro­vide hope, because they can be very effec­tive in treat­ing the neg­a­tive think­ing that accom­pa­nies depression.

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Brain Health in 2030: Navigating Neuroplasticity & the Digital Health Market

Jan­u­ary 23, 2024  | Com­ments Off on Brain Health in 2030: Nav­i­gat­ing Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty & the Dig­i­tal Health Market

Brain Health in 2030: Nav­i­gat­ing Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty & the Dig­i­tal Health Mar­ket from Sharp­Brains Keynote deliv­ered by Álvaro Fer­nán­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains, dur­ing cor­po­rate retreat. Key mes­sage: Our very human brains and minds are the most sophis­ti­cat­ed tech­nol­o­gy at our dis­pos­al, so we should invest more time learn­ing about how they work and har­ness­ing neu­ro­­­plas­tic­i­­­ty-based methods…

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Six favorite books of 2023 to help harness the stress response and boost curiosity, wonder, and brain health at work,

Jan­u­ary 16, 2024  | Com­ments Off on Six favorite books of 2023 to help har­ness the stress response and boost curios­i­ty, won­der, and brain health at work,

It’s hard to address impor­tant issues in our lives or in soci­ety if we are stressed, deplet­ed, and iso­lat­ed. Per­haps that’s why many of 2023’s favorite books offer approach­es for real self-care. They focus on how to man­age stress, find more hap­pi­ness in life, seek won­der and inspi­ra­tion, appre­ci­ate art, under­stand our per­son­al strengths, or…

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Trend: Large US employers deploy apps, AI chatbots, other digital tools to boost brain & mental health at work

Jan­u­ary 9, 2024  | Com­ments Off on Trend: Large US employ­ers deploy apps, AI chat­bots, oth­er dig­i­tal tools to boost brain & men­tal health at work

Employ­ers Are Offer­ing a New Work­er Ben­e­fit: Well­ness Chat­bots (The Wall Street Jour­nal): More work­ers feel­ing anx­ious, stressed or blue have a new place to go for men­­­tal-health help: a dig­i­tal app. Chat­bots that hold ther­a­pist-like con­ver­sa­tions and well­ness apps that deliv­er depres­sion and oth­er diag­noses or iden­ti­fy peo­ple at risk of self-harm are snow­balling across…

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Some fun brain teasers to warm up 2024 … Happy New Year, ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Jan­u­ary 2, 2024  | Com­ments Off on Some fun brain teasers to warm up 2024 … Hap­py New Year, ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
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Lifestyle Matters: Let’s optimize cognition, health and life in 2024

Decem­ber 27, 2023  | Com­ments Off on Lifestyle Mat­ters: Let’s opti­mize cog­ni­tion, health and life in 2024

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing fas­ci­nat­ing research find­ings on lifestyle, pro­tec­tive brain struc­tures, Inter­net access, men­tal health, brain imag­ing, and more. #1. Lifestyle mat­ters: What we can do in 2024 to opti­mize cog­ni­tion and life, delay­ing cog­ni­tive prob­lems even demen­tia “Actor Chris Hemsworth…watched his grand­fa­ther live with Alzheimer’s and is mak­ing lifestyle…

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Lifestyle matters: What we can do in 2024 to optimize cognition and life, delaying cognitive problems even dementia

Decem­ber 14, 2023  | Com­ments Off on Lifestyle mat­ters: What we can do in 2024 to opti­mize cog­ni­tion and life, delay­ing cog­ni­tive prob­lems even dementia

Walk 10,000 steps a day, cut back alco­hol, get bet­ter sleep at night, stay social­ly active — we’re told that changes like these can pre­vent up to 40 per cent of demen­tia cas­es world­wide. Giv­en that demen­tia is still one of the most feared dis­eases, why aren’t we push­ing our doc­tors and gov­ern­ments to support…

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Study doesn’t find evidence to link internet access with poorer psychological well-being and mental health

Decem­ber 7, 2023  | Com­ments Off on Study doesn’t find evi­dence to link inter­net access with poor­er psy­cho­log­i­cal well-being and men­tal health

Is the inter­net bad for men­tal health? What the lat­est study real­ly means. (Mash­able): … Enter a study pub­lished Tues­day by researchers in the jour­nal Clin­i­cal Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence, which tried but did not suc­ceed in find­ing a com­pelling link between inter­net access and poor men­tal health and well-being. Busi­ness Insid­er, for exam­ple, declared that the…

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