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Attention, readers in India: Amazon.in includes The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness in Kindle Weekly Deal

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We are proud that Ama­zon India has select­ed The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age as part of its Kin­dle Week­ly Deal run­ning from Octo­ber 13th to the 17th — when many best­selling eBooks will be dis­count­ed to just 49 rupees.

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– Read­ers in oth­er coun­tries can pur­chase the book at reg­u­lar prices by click­ing HERE. The book is also avail­able in Span­ishJapan­esePol­ish and Por­tuguese. Read the rest of this entry »

Nintendo to release new version of Brain Age brain training game

Image of the new Brain Age for the Nin­ten­do Switch to be released in Decem­ber in Japan

Nin­ten­do res­ur­rects Brain Age on Switch (Ven­ture­Beat):

Nin­ten­do is going to bring back one of its biggest fran­chis­es on the hybrid Switch handheld/home con­sole. No, it’s not F‑Zero or Style Savvy. The com­pa­ny revealed in an announce­ment today that Brain Train­ing is com­ing to the Switch in Japan on Decem­ber 27. Read the rest of this entry »

Will personalized meditation apps be able to replicate the experience of working with a coach?

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Men­tal fit­ness’ start­up Ele­vate Labs launch­es a per­son­al­ized med­i­ta­tion app called Bal­ance (TechCrunch):

While investors are already writ­ing big checks for med­i­ta­tion star­tups, Ele­vate Labs founder and CEO Jesse Pickard said that none of the exist­ing med­i­ta­tion apps can replace the expe­ri­ence of work­ing with a human coach. Read the rest of this entry »

Can trained older brains outperform untrained younger ones at demanding cognitive tasks? Quick answer: YES

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Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cog­ni­tive youth’ into old age (Sci­ence News):

A Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exer­cis­es can enable peo­ple in their 70s and even 80s to mul­ti­task cog­ni­tive­ly as well as indi­vid­u­als 50 years their junior. This is an increas­ing­ly valu­able skill, giv­en today’s dai­ly infor­ma­tion onslaught, which can divide atten­tion and be par­tic­u­lar­ly tax­ing for old­er adults Read the rest of this entry »

Six DARPA-funded research teams aim at revolutionizing noninvasive brain-machine interfaces

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DARPA Funds Ambi­tious Brain-Machine Inter­face Pro­gram (IEEE Spec­trum):

DARPA’s Next-Gen­er­a­tion Non­sur­gi­cal Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy (N3) pro­gram has award­ed fund­ing to six groups attempt­ing to build brain-machine inter­faces that match the per­for­mance of implant­ed elec­trodes but with no surgery what­so­ev­er. Read the rest of this entry »

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