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Starting next week: Two great professional development opportunities with renowned author and neuroscientist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg

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Pleased to announce two fan­tas­tic pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties offered by the Luria Neu­ro­science Insti­tute and fea­tur­ing renowned author and neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Elkhonon Gold­berg, Ph.D., ABPP. Read the rest of this entry »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Applied Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

After a very busy month, it’s time now for Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter to sum­ma­rize the lat­est ini­tia­tives, tools and ideas for life­long brain health and men­tal fit­ness — and to share a few puz­zles and illu­sions to tease your brain.

A grow­ing num­ber of class­rooms in Chi­na are equipped with arti­fi­cial-intel­li­gence cam­eras and brain-wave track­ers. Video: Crys­tal Tai for The Wall Street Jour­nal.

New neuro-infused education and healthcare initiatives:

New neurotech and digital health tools:

New thinking on brain and mental health:

Finally, a few fun brain teasers for adults and kids alike 🙂

 

Have a great month of Octo­ber,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Brain teaser to test your pattern recognition: Fill the void

Pattern Recognition Test - Empty Triangle

Here’s a quick brain teas­er pro­vid­ed by puz­zle mas­ter Wes Car­roll. Which num­ber should be placed in the emp­ty tri­an­gle, and why?

This brain teas­er helps you work out your exec­u­tive functions–supported by your frontal lobes– such as pat­tern recog­ni­tion, hypoth­e­sis test­ing, and log­ic.

Let us know below how you do and whether you have alter­na­tive answers that also work! Read the rest of this entry »

Heads-up: Two great professional development opportunities with renowned neuropsychologist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg

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We are pleased to share two fan­tas­tic pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties offered by the Luria Neu­ro­science Insti­tute and involv­ing renowned neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Elkhonon Gold­berg, Ph.D., ABPP. Read the rest of this entry »

Test your cognitive flexibility with this fun brain teaser

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Ready to test your con­cen­tra­tion pow­ers and cog­ni­tive flex­i­bil­i­ty? Try this clas­sic brain teas­er, fun for kids and adults alike.

Quick! Say aloud what col­or you see in every word. Don’t read the word — say the col­or 🙂

Tougher than expect­ed, right? This brain teas­er is actu­al­ly called the Stroop Test and is often used in neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions to mea­sure exec­u­tive func­tions such as cog­ni­tive flex­i­bil­i­ty, inhi­bi­tion and self-reg­u­la­tion capa­bil­i­ty.

For more brain teasers and also visu­al illu­sions:

You say you can count? Check out this brief atten­tion exper­i­ment

Fun 25 Brain Teasers for Teens and Adults

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