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Top 14 Brain Fitness News in 2014: Research, Assessments and Training

BrainFitnessTrajectoryUnless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the grow­ing inter­est in–and con­tro­ver­sies around–the top­ics of brain fit­ness and brain train­ing.

A lit­tle per­spec­tive may help sep­a­rate the sig­nal from the noise. Take a minute to think about the ear­ly years of the phys­i­cal fit­ness move­ment. It took decades of con­flict­ing research and con­fus­ing media cov­er­age to final­ly spread the idea that dai­ly life activ­i­ties are far from suf­fi­cient to keep us phys­i­cal­ly fit. And, at the same time, to Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ August 2014 e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy reports…and this brain teas­er to exer­cise your men­tal rota­tion abil­i­ties. Enjoy!

New trends:

New research:

New tech­nol­o­gy:

Final­ly, we encour­age you to check out the excel­lent Agen­da for the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th, 2014). To chair the ses­sions, we now count on experts such as Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Edi­tor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion, Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion, James Cavuo­to, Edi­tor and Pub­lisher at Neu­rotech Reports, and jour­nal­ists such as Patri­cia Marx, Staff Writer at The New York­er and Maseena ZieglerAuthor and Forbes Con­trib­u­tor. 

Have a great month of Sep­tem­ber!

Gaiam and Reebok entering mental fitness market via InteraXon Muse partnerships

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Inter­aX­on Teams Up with Reebok & Gaiam To Bring Brain Fit­ness to the Mass­es (mobilesyrup):

Many of us lead lives so hec­tic we hard­ly have time to hit the tread­mill nev­er mind take a deep breath and relax. How­ev­er, the boom­ing yoga indus­try (worth $27 bil­lion dol­lars at last count) proves that mind­ful­ness and med­i­ta­tion are an impor­tant part of a com­pre­hen­sive fit­ness regime. In an effort to Read the rest of this entry »

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