Let me provide an overview of the great things going on with the SharpBrains Council for Brain Fitness Innovation — starting this week, we will share a brief update like this every Friday to maintain SharpBrains colleagues and readers informed. Please note that all links below require access to the Council’s online platform.
Driving as Next Brain Fitness Application?Ã‚Â
Last month, at the MIT/ SmartSilvers event where we presented our Brain Fitness Market Report, we discussed what specific applications, beyond the current emphasis on healthy aging, might take computerized cognitive training to a new level.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Assessing and improving driving skills would beÃ‚Â a top candidate, given both the well-defined nature of the need and the appearance of programs with growing evidence (bothÃ‚Â scientific and real-world) behind.
The New York Times Asks…Ã‚Â
Along these lines, the New York Times just publishedÃ‚Â this article: Are You a Good Driver? Here’s How to Find Out. A few quotes:
- “COULD a video game make you a better driver? More important, could computer software prevent teenagers from making fatal mistakes or even weed out older drivers whose debilities make them crash-prone?”
Dana Press kindly sent us a couple of books. One of them, The Dana Guide to Brain Health: A Practical Family Reference From Medical Experts, is our topic today.
We are impressed by what Dana is doing to insert neuroscience findings and implications into the public discourse.
No big surprise then, to find out so much quality content inside a 700-page one-of-a-kind guide, some of it, incidentally, provided by Dr. Goldberg, our Chief Scientific Advisor.
The guide is really 4 books inside a common binding. Priced at a reasonable level, and with superb in-depth text and images in all relevant areas, the book can be used as a 1) Brain 101 tutorial, 2) brief summary of the basics of Brain Care and Wellness, 3) description of the stages of brain development, 4) reference guide for around 70 brain-related conditions. In my personal opinion, every neuroscience, medical and psychology student, clinician and researcher should have this book in their hands to keep abreast of many recent developments, and also be exposed to professional development courses based on it. Many families and individuals interested in the brain should consider buying it too.
Given the focus of our blog-brain fitness for healthy individuals‑, we particularly enjoyed the sections [Read more…] about The Dana Guide to Brain Health and Brain Research