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Top 10 SharpBrains Resources in 2015 to Navigate the Brain Health Revolution

These are the 10 most pop­u­lar Sharp­Brains resources in 2015, span­ning a wide range of brain, health & neu­rotech­nol­o­gy top­ics and avail­able in mul­ti­ple plat­forms:

1. Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables (Slid­edeck)

2. Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Era (Slid­edeck)

3. Sharp­Brains @ New York Pub­lic Library: Prac­ti­cal Advice to Keep Your Brain Sharp (YouTube video)

4. Why We Need to Retool “Use It Or Lose It”: Healthy Brain Aging (ICAA arti­cle)

5. Under what con­di­tions does brain train­ing work? (Slid­edeck)

6. Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy: A Ground­break­ing Analy­sis of 10,000+ Patent Fil­ings Trans­form­ing Med­i­cine, Health, Enter­tain­ment and Busi­ness (Info­graph­ic)

7. Review of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness (Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can blog) — The book is now avail­able in Eng­lish, Span­ish, Japan­ese and Pol­ish!

8. How Does a Child’s Brain Learn? (Slid­edeck)

9. Solv­ing the Brain Fit­ness Puz­zle Is the Key to Self-Empow­ered Aging (Gen­er­a­tions arti­cle)

10. 25 Key Ref­er­ences to Nav­i­gate the Brain Health and Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Rev­o­lu­tion ( Sharp­Brains arti­cle)

We hope you enjoy them, and share your favorites with oth­er sharp friends and col­leagues! To stay on top of new arti­cles and resources, you can fol­low us via Face­bookTwit­terLinkedIn and our eNewslet­ter.

And, if you are look­ing for some addi­tion­al cog­ni­tive stim­u­la­tion, check out these great brain teasers, games and illu­sions, for adults of any age!

Warm regards,

The Sharp­Brains Team

Posit Science, developer of brainHQ brain training system, joins SharpBrains Summit Sponsors

–> Meet the world-class Spon­sors sup­port­ing the 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Novem­ber 17–19th)

brainHQOur newest Spon­sor, brain­HQ, is a brain train­ing sys­tem built by Posit Sci­ence to help peo­ple be at their best through­out their lives. Under the lead­er­ship of CEO Hen­ry Mah­ncke and CSO Dr. Michael Merzenich, their team of experts designs, tests, and refines online exer­cises that effec­tively address cog­ni­tive issues relat­ed to healthy aging as well as a broad range of oth­er con­di­tions.

Thank you for help­ing us pro­duce a superb 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, focused this year on bet­ter ways to mon­i­tor and enhance brain health in the per­va­sive neu­rotech era! (Novem­ber 17–19th)

New market report analyzing the growing Digital Brain Health market 2012–2020

We are proud to release today what we believe is our best mar­ket intel­li­gence report so far, track­ing how ful­ly auto­mat­ed appli­ca­tions designed to assess, mon­i­tor and/ or enhance cog­ni­tion and brain func­tion­ing are trans­form­ing brain health, and health over­all.

Here are a few exam­ples of what we mean by Dig­i­tal Brain Health, select­ed from among the 5 Mar­ket Lead­ers and 10 Com­pa­nies to Watch in 2013/2014 iden­ti­fied through our com­pre­hen­sive analy­sis.

  • A 30-minute online brain health assess­ment and per­son­al­ized brain fit­ness pro­gram used by large com­pa­nies like Nation­wide Insur­ance and Accen­ture to improve employee’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and men­tal well­ness
  • An online cog­ni­tive train­ing pro­gram offered by sev­er­al large AAA chap­ters to mem­bers age 50+ to improve dri­ving safe­ty
  • A com­put­er­ized cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py offered by the NHS in the UK as a first-line inter­ven­tion for anx­i­ety and depres­sion
  • A ful­ly dig­i­tal head­set and plat­form that mea­sures basic brain states (such as lev­el of atten­tion) and is being used to help peo­ple med­i­tate bet­ter and reduce ADHD symp­toms
  • An iPad-based assess­ment that tracks cog­ni­tive per­for­mance over time to help detect con­cus­sions among football/ hock­ey play­ers and mil­i­tary per­son­nel Read the rest of this entry »

Update: The Future of Preventive Brain Medicine

Time for Sharp­Brains’ Jan­u­ary 2012 eNewslet­ter, fea­tur­ing in this occa­sion mul­ti­ple thought-pro­vok­ing per­spec­tives on how emerg­ing neu­ro­science can and should make us rethink pre­vail­ing prac­tices in edu­ca­tion, healthy aging and pre­ven­tive med­i­cine.

 

Fea­tured Per­spec­tives:

New Research: 

Resources:

 

Final­ly, you may want to read our answers to the many excel­lent ques­tions we received about the upcom­ing Online Course: How to Be Your Own Brain Fit­ness Coach in 2012. 80 indi­vid­u­als have reg­is­tered so far, rep­re­sent­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing diver­sity of back­grounds: health and med­ical pro­fes­sion­als, edu­ca­tors, busi­ness exec­u­tives, traders, con­sul­tants, coach­es, soft­ware engi­neers, ther­a­pists,  and more. Please remem­ber that ear­ly-bird rates end on Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 31st!

Have a great month of Feb­ru­ary.

AARP’s Best Books Series: Brain Fitness

We are pleased to report that the AARP’s Best Books Series: Brain Fit­ness List (link opens PDF doc­u­ment you can view, down­load and print at AARP web­site) is final­ly offi­cial­ly avail­able, described as “a list­ing for pub­lic libraries of well-pre­pared books on main­tain­ing a sharp and fit mind through­out the aging process.” Read the rest of this entry »

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