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To reach your cognitive potential across the whole lifespan, augment healthy lifestyle with brain training

BrainFitnessTrajectoryCan You Get Smarter? (The New York Times):

A few years back, a joint study by BBC and Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty neu­ro­sci­en­tists put brain train­ing to the test…There was, how­ev­er a glim­mer of hope for sub­jects age 60 and above…Unlike the younger par­tic­i­pants, old­er sub­jects showed a sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment in ver­bal rea­son­ing Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Harnessing fMRI neurofeedback to enhance attention and cognitive potential

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Real-time brain feed­back reduces atten­tion laps­es (News at Prince­ton):

In an arti­cle pub­lished online Mon­day by the jour­nal Nature Neu­ro­science, researchers at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty describe a study that shows train­ing peo­ple using real-time feed­back from their own brain activ­i­ty can reduce the fre­quen­cy of atten­tion laps­es and improve their abil­i­ty to sus­tain atten­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Harnessing biometrics and cognitive training to improve athletic performance

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Is Cog­ni­tive Train­ing the Next Fron­tier in Sports? (iQ by Intel):

The shift to quan­ti­ta­tive analy­sis of so-called ath­lete intan­gi­bles — data pre­vi­ous­ly unat­tain­able before track­ing devices pro­vid­ed empir­i­cal evi­dence — is replac­ing gut instinct and guess­work in sports…the vol­un­teers spent a half hour play­ing a unique video game that record­ed their phys­i­o­log­i­cal reac­tions to Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Sandra Chapman on Brainomics: How Big Data Provides Gateway to Maximize Human Cognitive Performance

Dr. Chap­man will dis­cuss Brain­omics: How Big Data Pro­vides Gate­way to Max­i­mize Human Cog­ni­tive Per­for­mance, at the upcom­ing 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012).

San­dra Bond Chap­man, Ph.D., founder and chief direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Dal­las, is com­mit­ted to max­i­miz­ing human cog­ni­tive poten­tial across the entire human lifes­pan. As a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­sci­en­tist with more than 40 fund­ed research grants, Read the rest of this entry »

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