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Perspectiva: Transformando la educacion para fortalecer de las funciones ejecutivas y mejorar el rendimiento escolar y laboral

¿Puede ust­ed aumen­tar su inteligen­cia? (El Con­fi­den­cial):

Ha apare­ci­do una flo­re­ciente indus­tria del entre­namien­to men­tal (Brain Train­ing Indus­try) que mueve más de 1.000 mil­lones de dólares en EEUU ( Medi­ante pro­gra­mas infor­máti­cos, prom­ete mejo­rar la inteligen­cia, aumen­tar la memo­ria, resolver prob­le­mas de déficit de aten­ción e hiper­ac­tivi­dad, pre­venir el alzhéimer, man­ten­er la efi­cien­cia cog­ni­ti­va en la vejez, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

One more reason to improve education and cardiovascular health in developing countries: to delay (underestimated) Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer_Word_cloud_conceptAlzheimer’s Cas­es Severe­ly Under­es­ti­mat­ed in Devel­op­ing Nations (Bloomberg):

Alzheimer’s cas­es are great­ly under­es­ti­mat­ed in East Asia, Sub-Saha­ran Africa and Colom­bia, researchers said, which may lead to poor pol­i­cy mak­ing and inad­e­quate health-care ser­vices. Read the rest of this entry »

Good interview (in Spanish) about lifelong brain health and mental fitness

AlvaroFernandezIbanez_picÁlvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez: “Cor­rien­do creamos más neu­ronas que andan­do” (La Van­guardia):

- ¿Por qué inver­tir en nue­stro cere­bro es un buen nego­cio?
Porque lo igno­ramos has­ta que es demasi­a­do tarde, has­ta que uno tiene alzheimer o una depre­sión cróni­ca. Pero cualquier per­sona puede mejo­rar cosas de su cere­bro. Y esto tiene dos grandes ven­ta­jas: mejo­rar nue­stro rendimien­to nos sirve para apren­der cosas más rápi­do o para mane­jar el estrés Read the rest of this entry »

Kirtan Kriya Meditation: A “new” tool to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Enjoy this slide deck pre­sent­ed by Dr. Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research & Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF),  at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit.

To learn more:

To Harness Neuroplasticity, Start with Enthusiasm

We are the archi­tects and builders of our own brains.

For mil­len­nia, how­ev­er, we were obliv­i­ous to our enor­mous cre­ative capa­bil­i­ties. We had no idea that our brains were chang­ing in response to our actions and atti­tudes, every day of our lives. So we uncon­scious­ly and ran­dom­ly shaped our brains and our lat­ter years because we believed we had an immutable brain that was at the mer­cy of our genes.

Noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

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