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Scaling up meditation, mindfulness practices via biofeedback systems and wellness programs

neurofeedback

That will be the focus of the third ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness prac­tices via biofeed­back sys­tems and well­ness pro­grams

  • Dr. Dou­glass Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Ariel Garten, CEO of Inter­aX­on
  • Dr. Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion
  • Dr. Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource

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Meet these 25+ Summit Speakers at the forefront of Brain, Health and Innovation

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessWe are proud to share the world-class and expand­ing ros­ter of experts and inno­va­tors who will speak at the upcom­ing 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th, 2014). Please check out their spec­tac­u­lar bios, the pre­lim­i­nary agen­da, and con­sid­er join­ing us! As of today, we are count­ing on:

  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cis­co
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains
  • Ariel Garten, CEO and co-founder of Inter­aX­on
  • Bill Pren­ovitz, Glob­al Prod­uct and Ser­vice Man­age­ment at Philips Healthcare’s Aging-in-Place Pro­gram

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Kirtan Kriya Meditation: A “new” tool to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Enjoy this slide deck pre­sent­ed by Dr. Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research & Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF),  at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit.

To learn more:

What are scal­able best prac­tices to spread smart health?

You can now enjoy the slide deck from this ses­sion, which took place at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19–20th). Read the rest of this entry »

Dharma Singh Khalsa: Why are yoga and meditation often overlooked for healthy brain aging?

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa, MD

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As the Found­ing Pres­i­dent and Med­ical Direc­tor of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF), what excites me lead­ing the way in cut­ting edge research on the ben­e­fi­cial, anti-aging effects of yoga and med­i­ta­tion on cel­lu­lar health, brain func­tion and, specif­i­cal­ly, mem­o­ry.

Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­est­ed in? What moti­vat­ed you to pur­sue work in your field?
What inter­ests me the most is how life style influ­ences brain health dur­ing aging. What moti­vat­ed me was my life­long inter­est in holis­tic med­i­cine and my 35 years of prac­tice and study of stress, med­i­ta­tion, and mem­o­ry. Read the rest of this entry »

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