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Update: To succeed at school, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ March e-newslet­ter, wrap­ping up this month’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights.

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Enjoy the spring!

Study: Enhancing brain functioning, and preventing cognitive decline, via diet, exercise and cognitive training

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Healthy eat­ing, exer­cise, and brain-train­ing pro­gram results in slow­er men­tal decline for old­er peo­ple (Sci­ence Dai­ly):

A com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram pro­vid­ing old­er peo­ple at risk of demen­tia with healthy eat­ing guid­ance, exer­cise, brain train­ing, and man­age­ment of meta­bol­ic and vas­cu­lar risk fac­tors appears to slow down cog­ni­tive decline, accord­ing to the first ever ran­domised con­trolled tri­al of its kind, pub­lished in The Lancet.

After two years, Read the rest of this entry »

On brain development, socioeconomic status and parenting styles

wheelRich Man, Poor Man: Socioe­co­nom­ic Adver­si­ty and Brain Devel­op­ment (Cere­brum):

..While ear­ly expo­sure to addi­tion­al lan­guages or music may lead to ben­e­fi­cial changes in brain devel­op­ment, ear­ly adver­si­ty can like­wise have impor­tant but detri­men­tal effects on the brain. For exam­ple, Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming keynotes on boosting innovation & resilience; digital brain health

Quick heads-up: I’ll be deliv­er­ing two keynote talks next week, one to senior HR exec­u­tives, one to dig­i­tal health pio­neers. Since the first chap­ter of our new book is titled “START WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND,” we’re glad to see the grow­ing inter­est in applied brain & cog­ni­tive sci­ence from a vari­ety of per­spec­tives! Read the rest of this entry »

Great review of The SharpBrains Guide at Scientific American’s Beautiful Minds

beautiful-mindsReview of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness (Sci­en­tif­ic American’s Beau­ti­ful Minds blog):

In the high­ly sal­able field of “brain fit­ness,” there is an awful lot of hype. How can con­sumers pos­si­bly sort the sci­ence from the pseu­do-sci­ence? Thank­ful­ly, there are resources such as The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness…this guide helps the every­day read­er come to a basic under­stand­ing of brain func­tion­ing and the lifestyle changes that mat­ter the most for keep­ing the brain in tip top shape…There are so many gems in this book, but I thought I’d high­light ten that par­tic­u­lar­ly caught my atten­tion:” Keep read­ing book review by Scott Bar­ry Kauf­man

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