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Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity

In an increas­ing­ly knowl­edge-based and inno­va­tion-dri­ven econ­o­my, human brains—not finan­cial capital—are becom­ing the pri­ma­ry dri­vers of busi­ness suc­cess. Engaged, cre­ative cit­i­zens and work­ers mean the dif­fer­ence between suc­cess and fail­ure at the orga­ni­za­tion­al and soci­etal lev­els.

Look­ing at the prob­lem from the per­spec­tive of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »

What Participants Say about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Once the 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012) was over, we sent all par­tic­i­pants an anony­mous online sur­vey ask­ing for feed­back; we also request­ed brief quotes to help con­vey the val­ue of the Sum­mit.

The chart to the left show­cas­es the high lev­els of sat­is­fac­tion with the Sum­mit Over­all. And below you can read a num­ber of state­ments by par­tic­i­pants.

The Sharp­Brains Sum­mit is a rare vehi­cle for get­ting mul­ti­ple expert per­spec­tives on cur­rent devel­op­ments in improv­ing brain func­tion in a con­cise and clear way. The Sum­mit is a valu­able resource for both experts and non-experts.”  — Dr. Michael Pos­ner, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus, Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon

The 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit was fan­tas­tic- it is clear that we are mov­ing into a new phase in study­ing human per­for­mance using big data. Our bod­ies are out­liv­ing our brains- what we need most now is evi­dence-dri­ven design to devel­op appli­ca­tions to help our brains remain as strong as our bod­ies! Fan­tas­tic con­fer­ence, can’t wait for next year!” — Sheryl Fly­nn PT, PhD, CEO, Blue Mar­ble Games Keep Read­ing »

11 Hours of Meditation Can Enhance Brain Connectivity, Functioning

IBMT linked with pos­i­tive struc­tur­al changes in brain con­nec­tiv­i­ty (News Med­ical):

- “A Texas Tech Uni­ver­si­ty sci­en­tist study­ing the Chi­nese mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion known as inte­gra­tive body-mind train­ing (IBMT) said he and oth­er researchers have con­firmed and expand­ed on changes in struc­tur­al effi­cien­cy of white mat­ter in the brain that can be relat­ed to pos­i­tive behav­ioral changes in sub­jects prac­tic­ing the tech­nique for a month and a min­i­mum of 11 hours total.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Michael Posner on Developing Brain Networks and Self-Control

Dr. Pos­ner will pro­vide an update on lat­est research and appli­ca­tions to devel­op brain net­works and self-con­trol, at the upcom­ing 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012).

Michael Pos­ner is Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus at the Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon and Adjunct Pro­fes­sor at the Weill Med­ical Col­lege in New York (Sack­ler Insti­tute). He is cur­rently engaged in a project with Mary K. Roth­bart to under­stand the devel­op­ment Read the rest of this entry »

Who Says This is The Classroom of the Future?

The New York Times has recent­ly pub­lished sev­er­al very good and seem­ing­ly unre­lat­ed articles…let’s try and con­nect some dots. What if we ques­tioned the very premise behind nam­ing some class­rooms the “class­rooms of the future” sim­ply because they have been adding tech­nol­o­gy in lit­er­al­ly mind­less ways? What if the Edu­ca­tion of the Future (some­times also referred to as “21st Cen­tu­ry Skills”) wasn’t so much about the How we edu­cate but about the What we want stu­dents to learn and devel­op, apply­ing what we know about mind and brain to the needs they are like­ly to face dur­ing the next 50–70 years of their lives? Read the rest of this entry »

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