2020 is the year I decided to cut back on empty brain calories. That’s right, I swore off the mindless junk from social media. Because we are all likely to conduct more and more doomscrolling as the election nears and 2020 continues its infamy, I urge you to stop ingesting digital junk, and start reading a book. [Read more…] about On cutting “empty brain calories” by reading a book instead of social media
In my previous post 10 Brain Training Tips To Teach and Learn I promised to share some of the resources–books, conferences, and websites– that inform my understanding of teaching, learning and the brain. Here’s an updated list: [Read more…] about Top Resources for Educators on Learning and the Brain
A couple of weeks ago The New York Times published an excellent article about the life and work of neuroscience [Read more…] about Neuroplasticity as seen by one of its earliest scientist proponents: Neuroscience pioneer Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Time for the November edition of the monthly SharpBrains eNewsletter, featuring a wealth of resources and insights on how to invest in our brains, including topics such as brain health, meditation, neuropsychology, brain training games, chemo brain, dyslexia, neuroplasticity, cognitive biases, stress, and more. Not to forget a couple of fun teasers. Enjoy!
- Transcript: Alvaro Fernandez on Mental Capitalism and Non-invasive Cognitive Enhancement
- Transcript: Dr. Gary Small on Enhancing Memory and the Brain
- Transcript: Dr. Paul Nussbaum on Meditation and Neuropsychology
The Big Picture:
- Steve Jobs: Computers are the Bicycles of the Mind
- Brain Fitness: Definition, Priorities, and Links to Neuroleadership, by Alvaro Fernandez
- Is the University Centered on The Learner or the Professor?, by Miguel Angel Escotet
- Grand Rounds: Best of Health and Medical Blogging, by Alvaro Fernandez
- Can Brain Training Games and Biofeedback Help Prevent Depression, by Dr. Pascale Michelon
- ‘Chemo Brain’: MRI Shows Brain Changes After Chemotherapy
- Dyslexia not related to intelligence. Implications for discrepancy model?
- Veterans learn to use yoga and meditation exercises to reconnect with their emotions
- Applied Neuroplasticity: Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain
- What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite, by David DiSalvo (We’ll have a Live Q&A on December 9th)
- How cognitive illusions blind us to reason
- The Series on Stress & the Brain, by Dr. Jerome Schultz, continues with: The Little Brain Down Under, The Stress Response Explained, The Human Brain Likes to Be in Balance, To Fight, Flee or Freeze –That is the Question
- Math Teaser: Unfinished Thesis, by Maria Lando
- Math Teaser: How to Choose a Mans Shirt, by Maria Lando
- How many Share This Article links, right below, do you know how to use? Try a couple of them and share via Facebook and Twitter!
Thank you for your interest and attention and have a great December.
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on holistic brain health with clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fitness Q&A Series Here.
Perhaps one of the best exchanges was: [Read more…] about Transcript: Paul Nussbaum on Meditation, Neuropsychology and Thanksgiving
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session today on memory, memory techniques and brain-healthy lifestyles with Dr. Gary Small, Director of UCLA’s Memory Clinic and Center on Aging, and author of The Memory Bible. You can learn more about his book Here, and learn more about upcoming Brain Fitness Q&A Sessions Here.
Perhaps one of the best questions and answers was:
Question: Gary, you’ve worked many years in this field. Let us in on the secret. What do YOU do you, personally, to promote your own brain fitness?
Answer: I try to get at least 30 minutes of aerobic conditioning each day; try to minimize my stress by staying connected with family and friends; generally eat a brain healthy diet (fish, fruits, vegetables), and try to balance my online time with my offline time. Which reminds me, I think it is almost time for me to sign off line. [Read more…] about Transcript: Dr. Gary Small on Enhancing Memory and the Brain