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New book in Spanish — El Cerebro que Cura: Descubre la mejor forma de mantener un cerebro sano como fuente de salud

Para ten­er una vida ple­na y feliz, lo más impor­tante es ten­er un cere­bro sano. Esta es la premisa que defien­den los autores: cómo una mente sana puede dar lugar a un cuer­po igual­mente salud­able.

A través de sus estu­dios e inves­ti­ga­ciones, los autores pre­tenden demostrar que lle­var a cabo un patrón con­cre­to de activi­dad cere­bral, nos per­mite resi­s­tir mejor las enfer­medades y puede inclu­so ayu­darnos a vivir más.

En El cere­bro que cura, nos enseñan por qué este órgano tan impor­tante nos ayu­da a man­ten­er­nos sanos y qué podemos hac­er para con­seguir que fun­cione a pleno rendimien­to. La nutri­ción, el sueño, el ejer­ci­cio o la social­ización son parte de los pilares fun­da­men­tales para log­ar una mente, un cuer­po y un alma más sanos.

Los Autores:

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Out: crossword puzzles. In: digital cognitive assessments and training

brain_mindDo brain games work? (The Boston Globe):

There’s intense interest?—?and the poten­tial for big money?—?in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 mil­lion users…The mar­ket for Lumos­i­ty and com­peti­tors like Cogmed and Posit Sci­ence is grow­ing 25 per­cent a year, accord­ing to Sharp­Brains, a neu­ro-well­ness research firm. Read the rest of this entry »

New Summit Speakers: Barbara Arrowsmith Young, Alvaro Pascual-Leone

We’re glad to announce two more excel­lent speak­ers at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, Sep­tem­ber 19–20th.

arrowsmith_young_barbaraBar­bara Arrow­smith Young is the Direc­tor of Arrow­smith School and Arrow­smith Pro­gram. She wrote The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Oth­er Inspir­ing Sto­ries of Pio­neer­ing Brain Trans­for­ma­tion (Free Press; May 2012) to share her own sto­ry over­com­ing a severe learn­ing dis­abil­ity and then Read the rest of this entry »

Combining non-invasive brain stimulation with cognitive training to treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Israeli med­ical device offers new Alzheimer’s treat­ment (Reuters):

Accord­ing to Alvaro Pas­cual-Leone, direc­tor of the hospital’s Beren­son-Allen Cen­tre for Non-inva­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion, brain stim­u­la­tion — or tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion — involves a very low cur­rent applied to a spe­cif­ic part of the brain and Read the rest of this entry »

Top 40 Brain Fitness & Training Questions/ Course Registration Ends this Sunday

Let us share below a list of 40 com­mon brain fit­ness, brain health, brain train­ing ques­tions that we will make sure to address dur­ing the upcom­ing online course, How to Be Your Own Brain Fit­ness Coach in 2012 (starts March 7th). The ques­tions are sequenced by their approx­i­mate order of appear­ance in the syl­labus. We look for­ward to an engag­ing, inter­ac­tive and valu­able expe­ri­ence! ***Please remem­ber that course reg­is­tra­tion ends on Sun­day, March 4th.***

Top 40 Brain Fit­ness & Train­ing Ques­tions

  1. How can one define brain fit­ness
  2. What is link between stress, focus and mem­o­ry
  3. Does “brain age” even exist
  4. How to enhance over­all men­tal pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, vs just IQ
  5. Is there some “ceil­ing” to my improve­ment or can I always try more things
  6. How brain func­tions evolve with age. What improves, what declines, what should I be pay­ing atten­tion to Read the rest of this entry »

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