We are proud to confirm six additional excellent Speakers at the upcoming 2011 SharpBrains Summit (remember, this is a fully virtual event so it requires no travel). Three Speakers are based in the US, two in the UK, one in Australia, and they truly represent a range of perspectives and expertise to discuss, as the Summit tagline promises, Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century. [Read more…] about Six New Speakers @ 2011 SharpBrains Summit
As you may have noticed, we just changed a few things in our site, including preparing a more solid Resources section. Please take a look at the navigation bar at the top.
One of the new pages, that we will update often, is an expanded BooksÃ‚Â page.Ã‚Â Here are the books that we are recommending now.
Fascinating books on neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to rewire itself through experience):
Great popular science books by [Read more…] about Brain Plasticity, Health and Fitness Books
Fun article in the Washington Post: Aging Japanese Keep Their Minds Moving
- “part of a broad range of mental acuity products that are all the rage in Japan: books, toys, food and other things, sold with the pledge that they can reenergize aging brains.”
- “Analysts said the current brain-training trend began in 2004 and 2005 when video games such as Sega Toys Co.‘s Brain Trainer and Nintendo Co.‘s Brain Age became smash hits. Since its launch, Brain Age for Nintendo’s DS console has sold 6.7 million copies around the world, including 3.4 million in Japan.”
We were fortunate to interview a Japanese expert on this trend a few months ago. In Brain Training and “Brain-ism” in Japan, we can learn a lot, such as
- “To see the activities inside the brain was fresh for people, but the methodology and logic was not reviewed by any scientific publication. It was published by [Read more…] about Brain Fitness and Exercise in Japan