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.