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Upcoming Webinar: The Digital Brain Health & Training Market in 2014

Webinar digital brain health & trainingWhen: Thurs­day, March 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Join this upcom­ing webi­nar, to be held dur­ing Brain Aware­ness Week 2014, to dis­cuss the lat­est mar­ket data and news in the dig­i­tal brain health and brain train­ing space, includ­ing Roset­ta Stone’s acqui­si­tion of Viv­i­ty Labs (devel­op­er of Fit Brains mobile cog­ni­tive games), Bay­er’s glob­al part­ner­ship with Cog­niFit Read the rest of this entry »

Spiegel invests in brain training startup NeuroNation (Germany)

BrainTrainingSpiegel picks up stake in Berlin brain-train­ing start­up Neu­roNa­tion (Ven­ture Cap­i­tal Post):

Berlin-based brain-train­ing start­up Neu­roNa­tion has received a sev­en-fig­ure invest­ment from pub­lish­ing firm Spiegel.net (part of the largest Ger­man media group). Read the rest of this entry »

Rosetta Stone to buy Vivity Labs, developer of Fit Brains brain training games

Rosetta StoneRoset­ta Stone to Acquire Fit Brains Cre­ator Viv­i­ty Labs, Will Enter Fast-Grow­ing Brain-Train­ing Mar­ket (press release):

  • There is a remark­able over­lap between lan­guage learn­ers and peo­ple who are look­ing to boost their cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties,” said Steve Swad, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Roset­ta Stone. “Indeed, our research sug­gests that a sig­nif­i­cant per­cent­age of peo­ple who pur­chased a lan­guage-learn­ing prod­uct in the past year also Read the rest of this entry »

Vivity Fit Brains: Brain Training Product Review Survey

As part of our ongo­ing mar­ket research we’d like to ask past and cur­rent users of Viv­i­ty Labs prod­ucts to share their expe­ri­ence with us via this 3‑question anony­mous sur­vey. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ten Habits of a Sharp Brain

As our final arti­cle for 2011, let us repur­pose one of Sharp­Brains’ most pop­u­lar blog posts since 2006. It may give you a few point­ers to sharp­en those New Years Res­o­lu­tions. Let’s sum­ma­rize some lifestyle guide­lines we can all fol­low to enhance and main­tain a sharp brain through life...

  1. Learn what is the “It” in “Use It or Lose It”. A basic under­stand­ing will serve you well to appre­ci­ate your brain’s beau­ty as a liv­ing and con­stant­ly-devel­op­ing dense for­est with bil­lions of neu­rons and synaps­es.
  2. Take care of your nutri­tion. Did you know that the brain only weighs 2% of body mass but con­sumes over 20% of the oxy­gen and nutri­ents we intake? As a gen­er­al rule, you don’t need expen­sive ultra-sophis­ti­cat­ed nutri­tion­al sup­ple­ments, just make sure you don’t stuff your­self with the “bad stuff”.
  3. Remem­ber that the brain is part of the body. Things that exer­cise your body can also help sharp­en your brain: phys­i­cal exer­cise enhances neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis.
  4. Prac­tice pos­i­tive, future-ori­ent­ed thoughts until they become your default mind­set and you Read the rest of this entry »

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