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Study finds continued birth of new neurons (neurogenesis) well into our 70s

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New brain mem­o­ry cells devel­op well into old age (Reuters):

Well into our 70s, we con­tin­ue to devel­op new cells in an area of the brain respon­si­ble for new mem­o­ries and explo­ration of new envi­ron­ments, sci­en­tists report.

These new brain cells sus­tain our abil­i­ties to make new mem­o­ries, learn, and cope with the envi­ron­ment, and they are impor­tant for Read the rest of this entry »

Selection of articles and brain teasers to celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2018

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Please join us next week in cel­e­brat­ing 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.

You can attend some of the many activ­i­ties world­wide (here’s the BAW’s Inter­na­tion­al Cal­en­dar of events), and also enjoy and share some of our most pop­u­lar arti­cles and brain teasers:

1. Top Brain Teasers, Games and Illu­sions, for Teens and Adults of Any Age

2. How learn­ing changes your brain

3. To har­ness neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, start with enthu­si­asm

4. The Ten Habits of High­ly Effec­tive Brains

5. Why you turn down the radio when you’re lost

6. Can you grow your hip­pocam­pus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it mat­ters

7. 10 neu­rotech­nolo­gies about to trans­form brain enhance­ment and brain health

8. What Edu­ca­tors and Par­ents Should Know About Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and Dance

9. Five rea­sons the future of brain enhance­ment is dig­i­tal, per­va­sive and (hope­ful­ly) bright

10. What are cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties and how to boost them?

11. 8 Tips To Remem­ber What You Read

12. Solv­ing the Brain Fit­ness Puz­zle Is the Key to Self-Empow­ered Aging

13. Six tips to build resilience and pre­vent brain-dam­ag­ing stress

14. Can brain train­ing work? Yes, if it meets these 5 con­di­tions

15. 20 Must-Know Facts to Har­ness Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and Improve Brain Health

Have a great Brain Aware­ness Week 2018!

 

Let’s improve Brain Health Literacy during Brain Awareness Week 2018

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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 the rest of this entry »

What are the most promising lifestyle and tech options to harness lifelong neuroplasticity?

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 byDr. 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).

Enhancing brains the tried-and-true way: 50 Finalists shortlisted for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Top 50 2018 Final­ists!

Now in its fourth year, the US $1 mil­lion Glob­al Teacher Prize award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to rec­og­nize one excep­tion­al teacher who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­fes­sion as well as to shine a spot­light on the impor­tant role teach­ers play in soci­ety. Read the rest of this entry »

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