What is brain fitness really? What will happen in terms of brain fitness innovation in the next decade? What’s the biggest challenge?
Who could answer these questions better than the expert SharpBrains 2011 Summit speakers? Discover below the answers of 7 of them.
.1. How would you define “brain fitness” vs. “physical fitness”?
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard Medical School: Physical fitness can refer to an overall or general state of health and well-being. However, it is also often used more specifically to refer to the ability to perform a given activity, occupation, or sport. Similarly brain fitness might be used to refer to a general state of healthy, optimized brain function, or a more specific brain-based ability to process certain, specific information, enable certain motor actions, or support certain cognitive abilities. Importantly though, I would argue that physical fitness REQUIRES brain fitness, while brain fitness benefits from, but does not require physical fitness.
Kenneth Kosik, UC Santa Barbara: The brain is simply an organ in the body with all the health requirements of any other organ. Therefore, I am troubled by the “versus” in your question. Why set up an unnecessary dualism? [Read more…] about What is Brain fitness? What are Future Opportunities? Experts Answer.