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Dr. Sherrie All: A neuropsychologist shaping the future of cognitive wellness

Dr. Sherrie All

Sher­rie D. All, Ph.D

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I’m the founder of the Chica­go Cen­ter for Cog­ni­tive Well­ness and con­sul­tant to Math­er Life­Ways.  What excites me about work­ing at both places is that it enables me to be a pio­neer in help­ing peo­ple bet­ter under­stand and take care of their brains. Read the rest of this entry »

Reading or watching TV tonight?

booksBeing a Life­long Book­worm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age (Smithsonian.com):

find­ings, pub­lished online today in Neu­rol­o­gy, sug­gest that read­ing books, writ­ing and engag­ing in oth­er sim­i­lar brain-stim­u­lat­ing Read the rest of this entry »

Can brain training work? Yes, if it meets these 5 conditions

brain exerciseIn a mod­ern soci­ety we are con­front­ed with a wide range of increas­ing­ly abstract and inter­con­nect­ed prob­lems. Suc­cess­ful­ly deal­ing with such an envi­ron­ment requires a high­ly fit brain, capa­ble of adapt­ing to new sit­u­a­tions and chal­lenges through­out life. Con­se­quent­ly, we expect cross-train­ing the brain to soon become as main­stream as cross-train­ing the body is today, going beyond unstruc­tured men­tal activ­i­ty and Read the rest of this entry »

Why, to improve memory, we need to think of the brain as a system

(Edi­tor’s Note: every month we host an online Q&A with par­tic­i­pants in the e‑course How To Be Your Own Brain Fit­ness Coach. This is the light­ly edit­ed and anonymized tran­script from the Jan­u­ary Q&A ses­sion; the Feb­ru­ary Q&A will take place on Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 12th)

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OK, ready to go! Hap­py 2013 again. You can start writ­ing your ques­tions and com­ments in the box at the bot­tom, and hit Send.

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Ques­tion 
Which activ­i­ties or games or web­sites do you rec­om­mend to improve mem­o­ry? Read the rest of this entry »

New Self-Paced Brain Fitness Course Answers 40 Common Questions about Brain Health and Brain Training

We are pleased to offer the first self-paced course designed to equip life­long learn­ers with the under­stand­ing and infor­ma­tion required to apply neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and cog­ni­tive reserve find­ings and tools to enhance their own brain health and func­tion­al­ity.

Detailed infor­ma­tion is avail­able at How to Be Your Own Brain Fit­ness Coach. Reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants can imme­di­ately log into the course and gain access to four record­ed lectures–each last­ing two hours– and to online mate­ri­als and dis­cus­sions. Reg­is­tra­tion fees are $95, and stu­dents have six months to com­plete course.

TOP 40 QUESTIONS ON BRAIN HEALTH, BRAIN FITNESS AND BRAIN TRAINING TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE COURSE: Read the rest of this entry »

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