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As men­tioned a few days ago via our e‑newsletter, and regard­less of pol­i­tics, sev­en and a half bil­lion peo­ple con­tin­ue to have unique and pre­cious human brains and minds.

Please con­sid­er join­ing the 105 par­tic­i­pants reg­is­tered already for the upcom­ing 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th). We’d love to count on your per­spec­tive, and your orga­ni­za­tion’s. Please come learn and dis­cuss with many experts and inno­va­tors such as Read the rest of this entry »

Not every brain is or needs exactly the same: A sur­vey of pri­or­i­ties across geog­ra­phy and age

Beyond the US col­lege student’s brain: A sur­vey of pri­or­i­ties across geog­ra­phy and age from Sharp­Brains

–> Learn more & Reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate at the upcom­ing 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016)

5 ideas to help knowledge workers increase lifelong learning and productivity


Some apps aim to help you train spe­cif­ic brain func­tions, such as work­ing mem­o­ry. Oth­ers are meant to help you main­tain spe­cif­ic skills, such as use­ful field of view for safe dri­ving. But sup­pose you are read­ing a very insight­ful book and need to mas­ter some of its knowl­edge gems.

What kind of app might you use? Read the rest of this entry »

A new type of cognitive science think tank


The recent­ly crowd­fund­ed project The Think Tank is “an art+science team-up between artists and sci­en­tists from Tyler Alterman’s lab. Togeth­er we will trans­form a recy­cled box truck into a ful­ly func­tion­ing lab with a glow­ing pink brain on top. The result: a lit­er­al and metaphor­i­cal vehi­cle for empow­er­ing the pub­lic with cog­ni­tive sci­ence.…”

They are host­ing a fun-look­ing gala & ben­e­fits event on June 18th at CUNY in NYC. You can learn more Here (opens 2‑minute YouTube video). If you’re in NYC and can attend, we hope you enjoy it!

Sharp­Brains is donat­ing 12 copies of our brand-new brain book to con­tribute to a great cause.

From Anti-Alzheimer’s “Magic Bullets” to True Brain Health

If you fol­lowed lat­est head­lines sur­round­ing the release of the Nation­al Alzheimer’s Plan, you’d prob­a­bly con­clude that the like­ly solu­tion to main­tain life­long brain health is sim­ple: sim­ply wait until 2025 for a “mag­ic bul­let” to be dis­cov­ered, to cure (or end or pre­vent) Alzheimer’s dis­ease and aging asso­ci­at­ed cog­ni­tive decline. These kinds of beliefs, often rein­forced by doc­tors and adver­tis­ing, may explain the bil­lions spent today by phar­ma com­pa­nies on dis­cov­er­ing new com­pounds, and by con­sumers on sup­ple­ments like gink­go bilo­ba. But Read the rest of this entry »

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