We are pleased to announce that, out of the 40 great entries submitted, the 10 Finalists to the 2010 Brain Fitness Innovation Awards moving to the next round are (ordered by approximate age of end user population, from younger to older):
- Arrowsmith School,
- USA Hockey,
- Nationwide Mutual Insurance,
- University Behavioral HealthCare/ University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey,
- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,
- Saint Luke’s Brain and Stroke Institute,
- Oakland Unified School District,
- Mental Health Association of Rockland County,
- SCAN Health Plan.
Winners will be announced during the State of Brain Fitness Innovation Webinar on May 24th, noon-1pm Pacific Time. Registration is now open ($25), and includes executive summary of SharpBrains’ 2010 market report and access to private LinkedIn network. Learn More Here.
News & Analysis
BBC “Brain Training” Experiment: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly: You probably saw the hundreds of media articles titled “brain training doesn’t work”, based on a BBC experiment. Once more, claims seem to go beyond the science backing them up … except that in this case it is the researchers, not the developers, who are responsible.
Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention or Cognitive Enhancement: an independent expert panel just released yesterday a thoughtful report on the state of the science for prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Before people get scared away by “there is nothing that works”, everyone should understand that this is true but different from “there is nothing we can do to reduce the probability from developing Alzheimer’s symptoms” or “there is nothing we can do today to enhance our cognitive functions today and tomorrow”.
We have created a new section in SharpBrains.com to contribute to the ongoing conversation on cognitive health and brain fitness, based on last year’s book by Alvaro Fernandez and Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg. Main sections are: [Read more…] about Update: Meet 10 Innovation Awards Finalists, and New Resource