Can the brain shrinkage that happens to us with aging be reversed? Can we actually grow back our brain and boost our memory in our 60s and 70s?
A pair of thumb-sized structures deep in the center of the human brain are critical for our ability to learn and remember. Thanks to their shape, each of them is called hippocampus — which means seahorse in Greek. These brain areas have the unique capacity to generate new neurons every day. In fact, recent human studies have shown that [Read more…] about Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters
Washington, C. November 3rd, 2015. The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17–19th, 2015) will feature over 30 of the world’s top scientists and innovators working on ways to enhance brain health and brain fitness via lifestyle and emerging neurotechnologies.
“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,” says Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF.
How can consumers and professionals harness this opportunity–mobile and web-based cognitive assessment and training methods, wearables, brain stimulation, car-based sensors, and more–to better monitor and enhance brain health, and to improve work and life? Keep reading the press release (If you’re a reporter looking to cover the event, please contact us).
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17–19th), which will feature this fantastic session:
Tuesday November 17th, 12.30 — 1.30pm. Best practices to navigate and implement the emerging brain health toolkit.
Two well-recognized practitioners, at UMass and Walter Reed, will describe their respective wellness and rehab initiatives, focusing on the practical considerations to navigate, select, and implement the growing array of technology-enabled brain health and behavioral health assessments and interventions.
- Chair: Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion
- Dr. Douglas Ziedonis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Kate Sullivan, Director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Here at Greater Good, we cover research into social and emotional well-being, and we try to help people apply findings to their personal and professional lives. We are well aware that our business is a tricky one.
Summarizing scientific studies and applying them to people’s lives isn’t just difficult for the obvious reasons, like [Read more…] about What’s in it for me: Ten critical questions to navigate media coverage of latest scientific findings
“The cognitive fitness market — loosely defined as non-invasive neurotechnologies that monitor or enhance cognition — is booming…The “brain game” industry is already a billion dollar market, and will reach the $6 billion mark within the next five years says SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness market research firm.
But key questions remain: Do these programs live up to the hype? [Read more…] about The billion dollar question: Under what conditions can brain training result in real-world benefits?