Thank you to all the Brain Awareness Week enthusiasts who entered our 2020 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest! The Dana Foundation received many wonderful and creative design submissions, and we’re pleased to announce that we’ve narrowed it down to our five finalists. Now it’s YOUR turn to choose the winning design! [Read more…] about Help select the campaign sticker for Brain Awareness Week 2020
Please join us in getting ready to celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2018 (March 12–18th), the annual global campaign organized by the Dana Foundation to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.
To learn about activities in your area, please visit BAW’s International Calendar of events.
And remember you don’t need to travel anywhere to improve your brain health literacy and to adopt smarter, brain-friendly habits. Here are ten useful facts and tips coming from the hundreds of scientific studies analyzed to prepare the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Improve Brain Health and Performance at Any Age:
1. Genes do not determine the fate of our brains. As evidenced by lifelong neuroplasticity, our lifestyles are even more important than our genes in shaping how our brains grow and our minds evolve. [Read more…] about Let’s improve Brain Health Literacy during Brain Awareness Week 2018
What are the most promising lifestyle and tech options to harness lifelong neuroplasticity, and what are key roadblocks ahead? (recording requires registration; view slidedeck above or Here)
- Dr. Álvaro Pascual-Leone, Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Dr. David Bartrés-Faz, Principal Investigator of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI)
- Dr. Simone Schurle, Assistant Professor for Responsive Biomedical Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- Chaired by: Dr. David Bach, Founder and President of the Platypus Institute
Slidedeck above supported session held during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th).
This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6–8th, 2016).
–> Learn more about the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th, 2017).
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share 10 Key Facts to harness brain plasticity & prolong brain health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to [Read more…] about In honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, let’s discuss 10 Key Facts To Harness Brain Plasticity And Prolong Brain Health
Much ongoing brain health and brain enhancement innovation is enabled by the core fact—called neuroplasticity–that the human brain continually changes itself through experience. Neuroplasticity–or brain plasticity– refers to the brain’s ability to rewire itself based on experience by generating new neurons and by forming new connections between neurons, among other factors. It was believed for a long time that, after a certain age, the brain became “fixed.” Now we know that the brain never stops changing, and that’s why there’s so much interest and hope around ways to harness that neuroplasticity to lead better lives, to enhance our brains, to delay brain health decline.
What follows from this fact is that we can strengthen specific circuits of the brain (through education, our jobs and lifestyles, and also through mental exercises, meditation and neurostimulation), in order to learn faster, better and become more resilient.
–> Keep reading the article 5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution over at The Huffington Post.