Thank you to the 118 sharp minds who have already ordered their $15 tickets to celebrate Brain Awareness Week by watching the latest on neuroplasticity, brain health and innovation. We need many more well-informed ambassadors of brain health and cognitive fitness, and [Read more…] about Five highly recommended sessions on brain, health, wellness, big data, and brain fitness centers
Educational Workshops @ 2012 SharpBrains Summit Start in 2 Hours
We look forward to the final day @ 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, today, featuring four great educational workshops on: [Read more…] about Educational Workshops @ 2012 SharpBrains Summit Start in 2 Hours
10 Frequently Asked Questions about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7–14th, 2012)
Q: Where does the SharpBrains Summit take place?
A: The full Summit takes place online; you can access it from your computer anywhere you are connected to the internet. You don’t need to travel anywhere. Watch this 3‑minute video to see how it all works.
Q: Why not have a traditional conference in one place?
A: Because we want to bring you the best global speakers at the leading edge of research, market trends and best practices…in an economical way. Gathering the Summit’s extraordinary and diverse speaker roster in one place might be possible..but you’d be paying over $1,500 in combined registration fees and travel expenses. In comparison, [Read more…] about 10 Frequently Asked Questions about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7–14th, 2012)
Walter Reed’s Kate Sullivan on How to Set Up a Brain Fitness Center to Enhance Cognitive Retraining and Rehabilitation
Kate Sullivan will run an educational workshop on How to Set Up a Brain Fitness Center to Enhance Cognitive Retraining and Rehabilitation, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7–14th, 2012).
Description: Learn the nuts and bolts of opening a rehab-oriented “brain fitness center”, including staffing, measurement of behavioral/ cognitive outcomes, [Read more…] about Walter Reed’s Kate Sullivan on How to Set Up a Brain Fitness Center to Enhance Cognitive Retraining and Rehabilitation
Agenda, Educational Workshops @ 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7–14th, 2012)
Please take a look at the preliminary Summit Agenda featuring a stellar roster of confirmed Speakers and Moderators and including several in-depths workshops:
- How Nationwide Insurance rolled-out a Brain-based Corporate Wellness Initiative, with Kathleen Herath, Associate Vice President Health & Productivity, Nationwide Insurance.
- How to Connect Neuroscience and Special Education: A School-based Example, with Howard Eaton, CEO, Eaton Educational Group and Annette Goodman, Chief Education Officer, Arrowsmith Program.
- How to Set Up a Brain Fitness Center to Drive Cognitive Retraining and Rehab, with Kate Sullivan, Director of the Brain Fitness Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
- How to Improve Cognitive Care and Prolong Independence in Senior Living, with Rodney Stoops, Administrator, Providence Place Retirement Community.
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- Summit Speakers and Moderators
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- How to Register at early-bird rates
References on Cognitive Health/ Brain Fitness
This is a partial list of the literature we reviewed during the research phase of our new book, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. We know many friends of SharpBrains are researchers, healthcare professionals, graduate/ Ph.D. students, who want have direct access to the references (perhaps PubMed should promote itself as a never ending source of mental stimulation?), so here you have this list, organized by relevant chapter. Please note that the list below appears in the book — whose manuscript we had to close in January 2009.
Basak, C. et al. (2008). Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults? Psychology and Aging.
Begley, S. (2007). Train your mind, change your brain: How a new science reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves. Ballantine Books.
DeKosky, S. T., et al. (2008). Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 300, 2253–2262.
Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Viking Adult.
Chapter 1. The Brain and Brain Fitness 101
Bunge, S. A., & Wright, S. B. (2007). Neurodevelopmental changes in working memory and cognitive control. Current Opinion In Neurobiology, 17(2), 243–50.
Damasio, A. (1995). Descartes error: Emotion, reason, and the human brain. Penguin Press.
David Kolb, D. (1983). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. FT Press.
Draganski, B., Gaser, C., Kempermann, G., Kuhn, H. G., Winkler, J., Buchel, C., & May A. (2006). Temporal and spatial dynamics of brain structure changes during extensive learning. The Journal of Neuroscience, 261231, 6314–6317.
Gage, F. H., Kempermann, G., & Song, H. (2007). Adult Neurogenesis. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY.
Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
Gaser, C. & Schlaug, G. (2003). Brain structures differ between musicians and non-musicians. The Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 9240–9245. [Read more…] about References on Cognitive Health/ Brain Fitness