We’re proud to announce that the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19–20th) will count on the support from another leading organization. The Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada, is a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities that targets 19 areas of the brain that are most commonly involved in learning. [Read more…] about New Summit Sponsor: The Arrowsmith Program
We’re proud to announce that the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19–20th) will count on the support from another leading organization. The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. [Read more…] about New Summit Sponsor: The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
A few colleagues and I just had an interesting exchange on the recent article at The Atlantic, Is Google Making Us Stupid?, which basically blamed Google for literally rewiring our brains into more stupid brains (not being able to pay attention, read deep books…) based on a number of personal anecdotes and a little research.
My 2 cents: this is a complex topic and we’d first need to clarify the question, before looking for answers to support or refute it. I found the Atlantic article superficial for a meaningful conversation, with its title and main premise making little sense: Google can not makes us stupid, in the same way that guns don’t make us violent or pens don’t make us good writers.
Before we judge something as “good” or “bad” or “stupid” we need to establish: [Read more…] about Can Google Kill Neurons and Rewire Your Whole Brain?
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A crucial topic we cover is, “How can we use emerging technologies to keep our brains healthy and productive as long as possible?” The American Society on Aging asked Alvaro to exercise his brain…and here are his thoughts on the current state and future of the brain fitness market: Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand