Time for SharpBrains’ June 2014 e‑newsletter, featuring a wealth of insights, science reports, upcoming events, and fun brain teasers.
First of all, let us highlight what may well become the research finding of the year. As you can read in Mental stimulation over genetics: How to hold off Alzheimer’s Disease 8+ Years, “For APOE4 carriers with high lifetime intellectual enrichment, the onset of cognitive impairment was approximately 8.7 years later compared with low lifetime intellectual enrichment.”
Shouldn’t accumulating findings like this inform human capital and health policies across the whole lifespan, and also how all of us lead our lives, harnessing neuroplasticity the right way to maximize mental performance at any age and to delay decline and disease?
- Harnessing brain training games to better research, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease
- Does mindfulness meditation work? (Hint: First, define “work”)
- Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient
- Training our brains’ executive control to reduce rumination and improve mood
- Warning: Vitamin D supplements may do more cognitive harm than good
- Learning a second language, at any age, leads to better cognitive abilities
- Can brain scans identify ADHD and help predict treatment response?
- Is the future of brain sensors and signals open-source or commercial? (Hint: Probably both)
- Barcelona, 2 de Julio: Mejora tu salud usando la mente, el cuerpo y las redes sociales
- London, July 17th: Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience — The Frontier of Gaming?
- Reminder: Super-discounted registration to attend the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit expires on Monday, June 30th!
That’s all for today. Have a great summer!