The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) announced today the launch of its Spark Program, an initiative designed to provide point-of-care workers in the healthcare delivery or service industry in North America with as much as [Read more…] about The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) launches funding program to spark R&D and commercialization initiatives
“The cognitive fitness market — loosely defined as non-invasive neurotechnologies that monitor or enhance cognition — is booming…The “brain game” industry is already a billion dollar market, and will reach the $6 billion mark within the next five years says SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness market research firm.
But key questions remain: Do these programs live up to the hype? [Read more…] about The billion dollar question: Under what conditions can brain training result in real-world benefits?
“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests…Using data from intelligence tests on 262 Edinburgh-born individuals at the age of 11, the study looked at how their cognitive abilities had changed when they were tested again in their seventies [Read more…] about Learning a second language, at any age, leads to better cognitive abilities
Time for SharpBrains’ August 2013 e‑newsletter, featuring 8 excellent interviews with Speakers and Participants in the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19–20th), 7 insightful media stories, and more. Enjoy!
- Sandra Chapman: Using innovative thinking, and brain training, we can rewire the brain at every level
- Lynn Steffes: Let’s better integrate physical therapy and cognitive fitness
- Cori Lathan: It’s time for an annual brain check-up, a “brain thermometer”
- Robert Bilder: We are embarking on the next stage of human evolution
- Dharma Singh Khalsa: Why are yoga and meditation often overlooked for healthy brain aging?
- Stephanie Korszen: Let’s improve mental self-awareness, starting with the role of fatigue
- Sherrie All: A neuropsychologist shaping the future of cognitive wellness
- John Todor: To reach brain potential, we need less individual “improv”
SharpBrains in the News:
- 5 ways to protect your brain, and boost your career (CNNMoney)
- Cuida tu cerebro y mejora tu carrera (CNNExpansion)
- Commercializing neuroscience (The Economist)
- Mentally fit — Workouts at the brain gym (The New Yorker)
- Growth of brain fitness industry prompts creation of new online memory checkup (Canadian Press)
- How to Keep Your Brain Sharp (Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley)
- Brain fitness interview with Alvaro Fernandez (Brain Science Podcast)
Book review contest:
- The winners are: Deborah Zamin, Frank Ra, Matt Barret, Nelson Calderon, Ellen Sommers and Annette Goodman. Thank you very much for your thoughtful and valuable reviews!
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What excites you the most about your job?
Thanks to the rehabilitation consulting service I run, I have the amazing opportunity to work with physical rehabilitation practices and associations across the country on program development, marketing & business operations. Professionals in the rehab field are passionate about keeping our population active, independent and enjoying optimal quality of life, and that is why bringing programs that address brain health and wellness excites me! [Read more…] about Lynn Steffes: Let’s better integrate physical therapy and cognitive fitness
“Behavioral training interventions have received much interest as potentially efficient and cost-effective ways to maintain brain fitness or enhance skilled performance with impact ranging from health and fitness to education and job training. In particular, neuroscience research has documented the importance of explicitly training (i) attentional control, in order to enhance perceptual and cognitive fitness as well as (ii) kindness and compassion, to [Read more…] about National Science Foundation report: Can interactive media boost attention and well-being?