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Help select the campaign sticker for Brain Awareness Week 2020

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 the rest of this entry »

Attention, readers in India: Amazon.in includes The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness in Kindle Weekly Deal

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We are proud that Ama­zon India has select­ed The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age as part of its Kin­dle Week­ly Deal run­ning from Octo­ber 13th to the 17th — when many best­selling eBooks will be dis­count­ed to just 49 rupees.

– To ben­e­fit from the pro­mo­tion, click HERE.

– Read­ers in oth­er coun­tries can pur­chase the book at reg­u­lar prices by click­ing HERE. The book is also avail­able in Span­ishJapan­esePol­ish and Por­tuguese. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Common anticholinergic meds seen to increase dementia risk

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Dear read­er,

It’s time for Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter dis­cussing the lat­est research and inno­va­tions to help pro­mote brain health, open­ing in this occa­sion with a large and wor­ry­ing study track­ing the long-term neur­al impact of com­mon­ly pre­scribed med­ica­tions.

New brain research:

New brain technology:

New brain thinking:

 

Last but not least, here is a fun brain teas­er for the week­end.  What do you see?

 

Have a great month of July,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

July 9th in Toronto, Canada: Latest research findings on Neuroplasticity, Brain Connectivity and Neuropsychological Measures

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Event descrip­tion: Join Bar­bara Arrow­smith Young as Dr Greg Rose presents his lat­est research find­ings about the Arrow­smith Pro­gram. Dr Rose at South­ern Illi­nois Uni­ver­si­ty is cur­rent­ly under­tak­ing three research stud­ies on the Arrow­smith Pro­gram and also involved in an inter­na­tion­al sys­tem­at­ic research effort to under­stand how the Arrow­smith Pro­gram changes brain func­tion­ing and how this trans­lates into improved cog­ni­tive behav­iour. Read the rest of this entry »

Why we need to extend our mental lifespans to match our physical ones

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Beep!’ This is one of the most mad­den­ing com­put­er games I’ve ever played. I’m track­ing a flock of birds, and when I hit the right one, it explodes with a sat­is­fy­ing ‘phutt’. But as I get bet­ter at spot­ting them, the birds scat­ter ever more wild­ly across the screen, and I hear that unfor­giv­ing ‘beep’: you missed.

Frankly, I feel like giv­ing up. But many play­ers don’t dare. For this is Hawk­Eye, a brain-train­ing pro­gram that claims it can sharp­en my brain beyond sim­ply get­ting faster at mouse-click­ing. Tri­als have found that old­er peo­ple who play enough hours of this par­tic­u­lar kind of game have few­er car crash­es — and even, appar­ent­ly, a low­er risk of demen­tia …  Keep read­ing arti­cle Train your brain: How to keep your mind young over at Spec­ta­tor web­site.

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