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Study: A personalized, multi-modal brain fitness program can help grow hippocampal volume and improve brain function

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— Figure 2. MRI scans showed an 8.6% growth in the volume of the hippocampus (HC) in one patient. (A): Baseline Brain MRI. (B): Post-program Brain MRI. (C): Higher magnification of baseline hippocampal volume. (D): Higher magnification of the post-program hippocampal volume

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?

The answers seem to be Yes and Yes Read the rest of this entry »

Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters

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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 the rest of this entry »

200+ Experts to Shape the Future of Brain Health & Neurotechnology, Gathered Around a Virtual Table

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).

Best practices to navigate and implement the emerging brain health toolkit

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

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What’s in it for me: Ten critical questions to navigate media coverage of latest scientific findings

research_actionHere 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 the rest of this entry »

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