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The National Institute of Mental Health gives $2M grant to identify factors that make working memory training work (or not)

Understanding Individual Differences: UC Riverside psychology professor receives $1.9 million grant to study memory training (press release):

“Aaron Seitz, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside and the director of the UCR Brain Game Center for mental fitness and wellbeing, and Susanne Jaeggi, an associate professor at the school of education at UC Irvine, have been awarded a $1.9 million grant to study memory training Read the rest of this entry »

To address the upcoming Alzheimer’s “epidemic”, let’s approach 2016 with these 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention


As you probably know, we are in a health care crisis. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease continues to sky-rocket as people age and may reach crisis proportions.  A national goal has been set to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s by 2020 or no later than 2025, with a lion’s share of this money going into drug research, which, while ongoing, has thus far has been elusive.

This focus entirely on drugs may be changing however, as the Read the rest of this entry »

Update: What do schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, have in common?


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Gaiam and Reebok entering mental fitness market via InteraXon Muse partnerships


InteraXon Teams Up with Reebok & Gaiam To Bring Brain Fitness to the Masses (mobilesyrup):

“Many of us lead lives so hectic we hardly have time to hit the treadmill never mind take a deep breath and relax. However, the booming yoga industry (worth $27 billion dollars at last count) proves that mindfulness and meditation are an important part of a comprehensive fitness regime. In an effort to Read the rest of this entry »

Good interview (in Spanish) about lifelong brain health and mental fitness

AlvaroFernandezIbanez_picÁlvaro Fernández Ibáñez: “Corriendo creamos más neuronas que andando” (La Vanguardia):

– ¿Por qué invertir en nuestro cerebro es un buen negocio?
Porque lo ignoramos hasta que es demasiado tarde, hasta que uno tiene alzheimer o una depresión crónica. Pero cualquier persona puede mejorar cosas de su cerebro. Y esto tiene dos grandes ventajas: mejorar nuestro rendimiento nos sirve para aprender cosas más rápido o para manejar el estrés Read the rest of this entry »

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