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20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Aware­ness Month, so let me share these 20 Must-Know Facts to Har­ness Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty & Improve Brain Health that come from the hun­dreds of sci­en­tif­ic and med­ical stud­ies we ana­lyzed  Read the rest of this entry »

Now Available — Lecture Recording: 25 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health

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On April 21st, 2016, three well-rec­og­nized experts dis­cussed 25 fun­da­men­tal facts around neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, brain health, resilience, cog­ni­tive enhance­ment, Alzheimer’s pre­ven­tion, brain sup­ple­ments, brain train­ing, med­i­ta­tion, neu­ro­feed­back, neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis,  and more.

Avail­able online from any­where with an Inter­net con­nec­tion, this 90-minute lec­ture record­ing pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with the must-know foun­da­tion to under­stand the val­ue and the lim­i­ta­tions of emerg­ing brain sci­ence and relat­ed tech­nolo­gies, empow­er­ing them to nav­i­gate the grow­ing stream of news arti­cles, research reports and mar­ket­ing claims. Click Here to Pur­chase and View Record­ing (20%-off dis­count code: SB20)

Upcoming webinar: 50 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health

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What will you be doing on Thurs­day April 21st?

We encour­age you to join a fas­ci­nat­ing Sharp­Brains webi­nar that day, and dis­cov­er 50 core facts required to bet­ter nav­i­gate and apply lat­est brain sci­ence. Our dis­tin­guished Fac­ul­ty–Dr. Robert Bilder @ UCLA, Tan Le @ Emo­tiv, Alvaro Fer­nan­dez @ Sharp­Brains–will clar­i­fy hot top­ics such as genet­ics vs. lifestyle, IQ vs cre­ativ­i­ty and resilience, left/ right brain hemi­spheres, cog­ni­tive enhance­ment, brain sup­ple­ments, learn­ing styles, brain train­ing, med­i­ta­tion, neu­ro­feed­back, neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis, neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, and more.

When: Thurs­day, April 21st, 2016. 10:30am-noon US Pacif­ic Time/ 1.30–3pm US East­ern Time.

To Learn More & Reg­is­ter:

  • Click HERE (USD 50)
  • 20%-off dis­count code for the Sharp­Brains com­mu­ni­ty: SB20

Cheers and let’s all become well-informed brain own­ers and brain health ambas­sadors!

What Everyone Should Know About Stress, Brain Health, and Dance

-- Dancing to the clapping of bands. Egyptian, from the tomb of Ur-ari-en-Ptah, about 3300 B.C. (British Museum.)

– Danc­ing to the clap­ping of bands. Egypt­ian, from the tomb of Ur-ari-en-Ptah, 6th Dynasty, about 3300 B.C. (British Muse­um)

Every­one expe­ri­ences stress at some point in our lives. It is impor­tant to know that stress can harm the brain, and also that dance can be a great avenue for a per­son resist, reduce, or escape it.

Stress can change the phys­i­cal struc­ture and func­tion of the brain, affect­ing wiring and thus per­for­mance of one’s activ­i­ties. Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Combining aerobic and mental training can significantly improve mental and cognitive health

mental_physical_training(Editor’s Note: Hat tip to co-author Tj Shors for bring­ing this fas­ci­nat­ing new study to our atten­tion)

It is wide­ly accept­ed that aer­o­bic exer­cise and med­i­ta­tion train­ing are use­ful behav­ioral ther­a­pies for reme­di­at­ing clin­i­cal symp­toms of depres­sion. How­ev­er, no study to date has assessed the com­bined effects of the two behav­ioral inter­ven­tions. Here, we present data indi­cat­ing that Read the rest of this entry »

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