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Study: Physically-active video games (‘exergames’) boost cognition more than physical activity alone

Active gaming is good for brain health and memory, finds study (University of Manchester release):

“Video games which involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older, according to new research led by University of Manchester experts.

Study authors Dr Emma Stanmore and Joseph Firth say systems that use physical activity for gaming such as Wii, and Xbox Kinect can boost brain functioning in people with Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Computerized cognitive training may help patients with mild cognitive impairment (less so once diagnosed with dementia)

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Brain Gain: Computerized Training May Boost Cognition in MCI (Medscape):

“Computerized cognitive training (CCT) for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) appears to have a beneficial effect on global cognition, memory, and attention and improves psychosocial functioning, including depressive symptoms, Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Health in the Digital Age

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— Alvaro Fernandez at UBC, November 4th. Courtesy by Howard Eaton.

Presentation delivered by Alvaro Fernandez at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, on November 4th, hosted by the Watson Centre for Brain Health.

Description: Brain health is a rapidly evolving field, with digital platforms starting to revolutionize all aspects of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Discover how the growing demand for “brain fitness” and the growing supply of innovative digital solutions is creating a multi-billion global market for web-based, mobile and biometrics-based tech­nol­ogy to assess, mon­i­tor and enhance cog­ni­tion and brain func­tion­ing.

Reminder: Sharp brains in Vancouver, November 3rd and 4th

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Quick reminder: Our Founder and Editor-in-Chief Alvaro Fernandez will give a couple talks in Vancouver, Canada, on November 3rd and 4th. Both are free and open to the public thanks to local sponsors and partners. Read the rest of this entry »

November 4th in Vancouver: The Future of Brain Fitness – How Digital Platforms Sharpen Your Brain

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Quick heads-up: Our Founder and Editor-in-Chief Alvaro Fernandez will give an additional talk while in Vancouver, Canada, on November 4th (on top of How to Optimize Brain Health at Any Age, on the 3rd).

Title: The Future of Brain Fitness – How Digital Platforms Sharpen Your Brain Read the rest of this entry »

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