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Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), not medication, drives long-term rewiring of the brain to help reduce psychosis symptoms

Talk­ing ther­a­py changes the brain’s wiring, study reveals for first time (Sci­enceDai­ly):

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 the rest of this entry »

Study: Disruptions in brain connectivity may explain TBI-related cognitive deficits

Drs. Dan Krawczyk and Kihwan Han review MRI scans. Credit: Center for BrainHealth, Randy Anderson

– Drs. Dan Kraw­czyk and Kih­wan Han review MRI scans. Cred­it: Cen­ter for Brain­Health, Randy Ander­son

Brain con­nec­tiv­i­ty dis­rup­tions may explain cog­ni­tive deficits in peo­ple with brain injury (UT-Dal­las release):

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 the rest of this entry »

Fast cycling can help Parkinson’s Disease patients strengthen brain connectivity for motor ability

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 the rest of this entry »

Update: From “Does Brain Training Work?” To How, When, for Whom It Can Work

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.”

Fea­tured Per­spec­tives

New Research and Resources 

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!

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