Despite the increasing visual media we are increasingly exposed to, reading is still an important skill. Whether it is school textbooks, online newspapers or regular books, people still read, though not as much as they used to. One reason that many people don’t read much is that they don’t read well. For them, [Read more…] about How to improve memory skills and remember what you read: Beyond phonics and “whole language”
Remembering, as en Extreme Sport (The New York Times):
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The SharpBrains Guide is quite critical on the use of ginkgo and supplements to maximize brain health and improve memory. What is your own take? Do you use any supplements? What do you advice others? Also, what is the impact of too much sugar consume on our brains? [Read more…] about “My take on the use of nutritional supplements is that they mostly provide little benefit for those who are healthy”
Who said, “So for me the most exciting takeaway from this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) isn’t the smart car or the smart home, it’s the smart person…” You can find the answer, and many insights on brain health innovation, by reading SharpBrains’ January 2013 eNewsletter. Enjoy!
- Digital health meets consumer electronics and brain training, by Dr. Evian Gordon and Dr. Gregory Bayer
- Retooling Brain Care With Low-Cost, Data-Driven Technologies, by Alvaro Fernandez
- A conversation on ‘The Optimism Bias’ with neuroscientist Tali Sharot, by David Coleiro
- Why scientific literacy and learning enhance brain function and neural health, by Hemal Pathak, PhD
- Best brain health fitness tip? “Never let status quo be an option”, with Dr. Sandra Chapman
- 10 predictions on how digital platforms will transform brain health in 2013, by Alvaro Fernandez
- Why, to improve memory, we need to think of the brain as a system, with Alvaro Fernandez
- Quick poll: 71% would take an “annual mental check-up”
Note: We’ll host a 90- minute webinar on Wednesday, February 6th, to discuss the main analysis and forecasts from SharpBrains’ new market report “The Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based technology to assess, monitor and enhance cognition and brain functioning,” and to connect them with main take aways from CES 2013 and the just finished World Economic Forum.
–> To learn how to access the webinar and the report, click HERE
(Editor’s Note: every month we host an online Q&A with participants in the e‑course How To Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. This is the lightly edited and anonymized transcript from the January Q&A session; the February Q&A will take place on Tuesday, February 12th)
OK, ready to go! Happy 2013 again. You can start writing your questions and comments in the box at the bottom, and hit Send.
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