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UCLA Robert Bilder on Crowdsourcing Big Brain Data: The 90% Solution

Dr. Bilder will dis­cuss Crowd­sourc­ing Big Brain Data: The 90% Solu­tion, at the upcom­ing 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012).

Dr. Robert Bilder is the Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­ogy — Neu­ropsy­chol­ogy and Direc­tor of the Ten­nen­baum Cen­ter for the Biol­ogy of Cre­ativ­ity in the Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science and Human Behav­ior at UCLA.  He is the Michael E. Ten­nen­baum Fam­ily Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chi­a­try & Biobe­hav­ioral Sci­ences, at the David Gef­fen School of Med­i­cine. Read the rest of this entry »

Lindsay Gaskins on What Brain Games Consumers Buy and Why

The CEO of Mar­bles: The Brain Store will pro­vide an overview of What Brain Games Con­sumers Buy (in Mar­bles’ stores) and Why, at the upcom­ing 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012).

Lind­say start­ed Mar­bles: The Brain Store in 2008 with the sim­ple idea of find­ing the best brain games out there and Read the rest of this entry »

The Next Frontier: Neuroscience, Business and the Arts

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer your­self any direc­tion you choose.” — Oh The Places You’ll Go, Dr.Seuss.

The space between cre­ativ­i­ty and entre­pre­neur­ship is one of the most excit­ing areas unfold­ing in our mod­ern world right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Agile Minds Deploy Both Rational and Intuitive Problem-Solving

A rare aha moment in 2011 set me chas­ing new prob­lem-solv­ing research. The study Ratio­nal Ver­sus Intu­itive Prob­lem-Solv­ing: How Think­ing ‘Off the Beat­en Path’ Can Stim­u­late Cre­ativ­i­ty pub­lished in Psy­chol­o­gy of Aes­thet­ics, Cre­ativ­i­ty, and the Arts stung me out of a spot of intel­lec­tu­al arro­gance. From my per­spec­tive, John Dewey’s 19th cen­tu­ry step-wise Read the rest of this entry »

Transcript: Paul Nussbaum on Meditation, Neuropsychology and Thanksgiving

Below you can find the full tran­script of our engag­ing Q&A ses­sion yes­ter­day on holis­tic brain health with clin­i­cal neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Dr. Paul Nuss­baum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fit­ness Q&A Series Here.

Per­haps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »

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