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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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