Happy to share that the Luria Neuroscience Institute, an esteemed Partner of the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, is hosting a new webinar series aimed at better equipping professionals helping those with mental health and with brain and brain disorders.
This Outdated Approach To Productivity Is Bad For Your Brain (Fast Company):
“Your car has parts that perform specific tasks. The radiator cools the engine. The spark plugs ignite the gas. The intake manifold distributes air and gas evenly to the cylinders. We think of a car this way because a car is a machine.
For most of the 20th century, scientists mapped the brain in the same way [Read more…] about Managing brains, not bodies, in the knowledge economy
Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, full of fascinating brain studies and emerging thinking and tools for lifelong mental health and performance. Happy reading!
- Dementia rates in the UK significantly lower than forecasted–especially for men–highlighting the protective role of lifestyle and education
- Systematic evidence review finds cognitive behavioral therapy as effective as antidepressant medicines in treating depression
- To boost creativity, combine systematic daily effort with diverse emotional states
- Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) beat usual care for chronic back pain
- Landmark study on neural circuits shows that “cells that fire together wire together,” refining the popular “Use it or lose it”
- On “ethical placebos,” Medicine, and Mind/ Body interactions: A book review
- New Nevada regulation requires professional fighters to undergo regular computerized cognitive testing
- Brain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills?
- Since more than 50% of people worldwide can’t access appropriate mental health treatments, let’s welcome (and test) mobile health apps
- Footballers (also known as soccer players) add novelty, variety and challenge to sharpen cognitive and perceptual skills
- Brain hacking emerges as latest trend in wearable tech, but is it ready for prime time?
- Maker of “neuro” functional drinks settles false advertising complaint
- French neurotech start-up Rythm raises $11m to help improve sleep quality
- May 17–18th @ San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference
Finally, thank you very much to the 191 registered participants in our very stimulating April 21st virtual lecture. You should already have received access to the full recording and other materials, but please contact us if you have any problem.
Have a great month of May!
The SharpBrains Team
Mapping Creativity in the Brain (The Atlantic):
“The writer Edith Wharton, a self-professed “slow worker,” dismissed the idea of easy creative triumph. “Many people assume that the artist receives, at the outset of his career, the mysterious sealed orders known as ‘Inspiration,’ and has only to let that sovereign impulse carry him where it will,” she wrote in her 1925 book The Writing of Fiction. The artistic impulse, she continued, was instead achieved through “systematic daily effort.”
But while she championed diligence, Wharton was also driven by [Read more…] about To boost creativity, combine systematic daily effort with diverse emotional states
Dance. Is it merely art? Is it just recreation? Think again.
Dance is now being studied as a pathway to enhance learning. And, scientists say, educators and parents should take note of the movement.
Recently at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, more than 6,800 attendees paid rapt attention to renowned choreographer Mark Morris as he answered questions about [Read more…] about What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning and Dance
The Creative Gifts of ADHD (SciAm Beautiful Minds blog):
“In his 2004 book “Creativity is Forever“, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people…In her own review of the creativity literature, Bonnie Cramond found that many of these same traits overlap to a substantial degree with behavioral descriptions of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)– including [Read more…] about Debate: Is there a link between ADHD and Creativity?