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Dr. Michael Merzenich: To harness Neuroplasticity for cognitive enhancement, we need to think “Fitness” more than “Games”

KavliPrize-Neuro(Editor’s Note: In order to help read­ers famil­iar­ize them­selves with the work and think­ing of Dr. Michael Merzenich, one of the win­ners of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neu­ro­science for ground­break­ing work on neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, we are con­dens­ing and repub­lish­ing the com­pre­hen­sive con­ver­sa­tion that Dr. Merzenich and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez had in 2009, in prepa­ra­tion for the inau­gur­al Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit.)

Dr. Michael Merzenich, Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor at UCSF, is a lead­ing pio­neer in brain plas­tic­i­ty research. In the late 1980s, Dr. Merzenich was on the team that invent­ed the cochlear implant. In 1996, he was the found­ing CEO of Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, and in 2004 became co-founder and Read the rest of this entry »

Three neuroscientists win $1 million Kavli Prize for discovering brain’s plasticity

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Three neu­ro­sci­en­tists win $1m award for dis­cov­er­ing brain’s plas­tic­i­ty (STAT):

Three neu­ro­sci­en­tists whose research over­turned decades-old notions about how and whether the brain can change in response to expe­ri­ence have won a $1 mil­lion Kavli Prize in Neu­ro­science, the Nor­we­gian Acad­e­my of Sci­ence and Let­ters announced on Thurs­day. Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Nestle launches Wellness Club in Japan integrating Nutritionists and Brain Trainers

wellness-club-japanMatch made in nutri­tion­al heav­en: Nestlé launch­es Well­ness Club (press release):

Nestlé Japan has launched the company’s first per­son­alised health sup­port ser­vice. Nestlé Well­ness Club pro­vides sub­scribers with nutri­tion­al sup­port based on data about their phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, dietary infor­ma­tion and brain train­ing scores, Read the rest of this entry »

New $3m European-Israeli collaboration to build brain training system and enhance football (soccer) players’ game intelligence

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The ini­tial pilot, fund­ed under the EU Hori­zon 2020 frame­work and to be com­plet­ed by 2017, will start with lead­ing Euro­pean soc­cer acad­e­mies includ­ing Ajax Ams­ter­dam, PSV Eind­hoven, AZ Alk­maar and FC Freiburg, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Sports Uni­ver­si­ty in Cologne, Ger­many. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: ¿Habla Español? Know someone who’d enjoy a great brain book in Spanish?

Portada_ComoInvertirEnSuCerebroTime for Sharp­Brains’ Feb­ru­ary e-Newslet­ter, this time fea­tur­ing the glob­al launch of our new book, in Span­ish, Cómo inver­tir en su cere­bro: Una guía Sharp­Brains para mejo­rar su mente y su vida, avail­able already as a soft-cov­er and e-book!

–> If you speak Span­ish, please get a copy for your­self. Tam­bién puede ver el video de la char­la de pre­sentación aquí (comien­za en el min­u­to 5), y leer el artícu­lo Esculpir el cere­bro, mucho más allá de un sueño de Ramón y Cajal.

–> If you don’t speak Span­ish, please share this with some­one who does…we believe he or she will love the book! We’ve been work­ing quite hard over the last year to deliv­er a great adap­ta­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness to “la lengua de Cer­vantes” — the jury is now out.

Some oth­er news…

Brain Health Sci­ence & Prac­tice:

Dig­i­tal Brain Health Indus­try & tech­nol­o­gy:

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Final­ly, please keep in mind that March 10–16th is 2014 Brain Aware­ness Week. Let’s all find a way to cel­e­brate and invest in our most pre­cious resource!

 

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