“A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. [Read more…] about Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), not medication, drives long-term rewiring of the brain to help reduce psychosis symptoms
“Cognitive impairment following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, often adversely affecting quality of life for those 1.7 million Americans who experience a TBI each year. Researchers at [Read more…] about Study: Disruptions in brain connectivity may explain TBI-related cognitive deficits
Exercise Rate Related to Improvements in Parkinson’s Disease (RSNA release):
“People with Parkinson’s disease benefit from exercise programs on stationary bicycles, with the greatest effect for those who pedal faster, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) data showed that faster pedaling led to greater connectivity in brain areas associated with motor ability [Read more…] about Fast cycling can help Parkinson’s Disease patients strengthen brain connectivity for motor ability
Time for SharpBrains’ June 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion several articles which, paraphrasing hockey player Wayne Gretzky, reinforce the need for everyone with a brain to “skate to where the (brain health) puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
- Why Being Young for Grade Increases Odds of ADHD Diagnosis and Stimulant Medication, by Dr. David Rabiner
- Does Brain Training Work? Depends. Better Question is, How, When, for Whom Can Brain Training Work?, by Alvaro Fernandez
- Max Your Working Memory with Brain Games and Teasers, by Dr. Pascale Michelon
New Research and Resources
- Will EEG Data Analysis Help Diagnose Autism?
- 11 Hours of Meditation Can Enhance Brain Connectivity, Functioning
- Available Now: All Recordings of 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
Finally, we are proud to share two new accolades we just received:
- “The SharpBrains Summit is unique in its impressive ability to unite a diverse collection of cutting-edge thinkers in a “virtual” conference that is shared globally without a hitch. I am delighted and honored to have been able to participate in this Summit since its inception.” — Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF
- “The SharpBrains Summit provides common ground for practitioners, scientists and industry leaders to work towards the common goal of driving brain health and fitness forward with a thoughtful, analytical and practical approach. The virtual relationships you can form through this conference are priceless.” — Kate Sullivan, Director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Have a great summer!