As amateur golfers, we’d love to play like the pros. There’s no doubt that you would trade your banana slice for Dustin Johnson’s penetrating 300-yard drive down the middle of the fairway or Collin Morikawa’s impeccable ball striking in a heartbeat.
Unfortunately, we have limiting factors — be they physical ability, money, time or something else. But that doesn’t mean we can’t adopt a few things the Tour pros do to stay in shape in our own lives. [Read more…] about Growing research supports Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback training to lower stress and anxiety, increase sports performance
Fun futuristic vision over at The Atlantic, titled The Extremely Personal Computer: The Digital Future of Mental Health:
“It’s 2018, and you’re not feeling your best. Yesterday, on the phone with Comcast, you forgot your social security number, and had to call your mom to get it…You fire up your PC and dig out your biomonitor wrist strap. [Read more…] about The Digital Future of Mental Health
Time for SharpBrains’ September 2012 eNewsletter, featuring leading-edge research and insights to help connect the dots among technology, healthy living, healthare, concussions, and–our protagonist–the brain.
- Is the Internet making us dumber? (Nope, just different)
- Increasing cognitive loads on miners’ brains: good example of where society is heading
- Brain fitness meets HRV and EEG biometrics
- Employee Assistance Programs enhance corporate wellness with brain training
- The NIH Toolbox:First Comprehensive & Standardized Tests of Brain Function
- MMSE®/MMSE®-2™ Cognitive Impairment Screener, Now a Mobile App
Healthy Living & the Brain:
- Why do SuperAgers Maintain Memory and a Thick Cortex?
- Will Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit enhance physical & cognitive health? Probably — if people go
- Health value of Omega‑3 supplements is increasingly questioned
- Good Q&A on Mild Cognitive Impairment
Healthcare & the Brain:
- Mapping the Brain To Better Enhance and Treat the Mind
- Cognitive therapy or medication? Brain scans may help personalize treatments
- Monitoring EEG Brain Activity to Personalize Memory Training
- Training Attention and Memory after Bypass Surgery
- MRI scan technicians can experience negative neurocognitive effects
Concussions & the Brain:
- Retooling cognitive rehabilitation for military patients with traumatic brain injury
- NFL donates $30 million to improve concussion & brain injury care
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When you think of how the PC has altered the fabric of society, permitting instant access to information and automating processes beyond our wildest dreams, it is instructive to consider that much of this progress was driven by Moore’s law. Halving the size of semiconductor every 18 months catalysed an exponential acceleration in performance.
Why is this story relevant to modern neuroscience and the workings of the brain? Because transformative technological progress arises out of choice and the actions of individuals who see potential for change, and we may well be on the verge of such progress. [Read more…] about SharpBrains Council Monthly Insights: How will we assess, enhance and repair cognition across the lifespan?