We are pleased to report that the AARP’s Best Books Series: Brain Fitness List (link opens PDF document you can view, download and print at AARP website) is finally officially available, described as “a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on maintaining a sharp and fit mind throughout the aging process.” [Read more…] about AARP’s Best Books Series: Brain Fitness
As you may have noticed, we just changed a few things in our site, including preparing a more solid Resources section. Please take a look at the navigation bar at the top.
One of the new pages, that we will update often, is an expanded BooksÃ‚Â page.Ã‚Â Here are the books that we are recommending now.
Fascinating books on neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to rewire itself through experience):
Great popular science books by [Read more…] about Brain Plasticity, Health and Fitness Books
We will be attending the 5th Annual Media X Conference, April 16 and 17, 2007 at Stanford University.
If you are coming, please contact us so we can talk in more detail about cognitive and emotional training (brain fitness).
Description: Media X Annual Conference will highlight fundamental research about people and technology for our Affiliates and friends.Ã‚Â The research ranges from biometrics for authentication, to wireless network sensors for enhanced quality of life, to gaming and leadership along with [Read more…] about Stanford Media X Annual Conference
Fun article in the Washington Post: Aging Japanese Keep Their Minds Moving
- “part of a broad range of mental acuity products that are all the rage in Japan: books, toys, food and other things, sold with the pledge that they can reenergize aging brains.”
- “Analysts said the current brain-training trend began in 2004 and 2005 when video games such as Sega Toys Co.‘s Brain Trainer and Nintendo Co.‘s Brain Age became smash hits. Since its launch, Brain Age for Nintendo’s DS console has sold 6.7 million copies around the world, including 3.4 million in Japan.”
We were fortunate to interview a Japanese expert on this trend a few months ago. In Brain Training and “Brain-ism” in Japan, we can learn a lot, such as
- “To see the activities inside the brain was fresh for people, but the methodology and logic was not reviewed by any scientific publication. It was published by [Read more…] about Brain Fitness and Exercise in Japan