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Amazon #1 Bestseller in Preventive Medicine: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

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We are proud to share that The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness remains as the #1 Best­seller in Ama­zon’s Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine list. It’s been a Top 10 for over a year now! This has been pos­si­ble thanks to many excel­lent read­er reviews, such as the one below left by Rick Bruce in Cal­i­for­nia a month ago.

Dear read­ers, and every­one else: Hap­py Hol­i­days, and Hap­py (and very brain-fit) 2015! Read the rest of this entry »

The Future of Preventive Brain Medicine: Breaking Down the Cognition & Alzheimer’s Disease Alphabet Soup

As the pres­i­dent and med­ical direc­tor of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF), it’s my job to stay on top of advances in the field of Alzheimer’s research. Recent­ly, a num­ber of arti­cles in the med­ical lit­er­a­ture have caught my atten­tion. They are focused on a par­tic­u­lar ques­tion that con­cerns most Baby Boomers like me: “Is mem­o­ry loss just a nor­mal part of aging?” Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Can Brain Science Enhance Living?

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Time for our month­ly eNewslet­ter track­ing recent news and devel­op­ments on how the neu­ro­science of cog­ni­tion and emo­tions can inform edu­ca­tion and health across the lifes­pan. Let us try to be as con­cise as pos­si­ble, so you can spend as much time as pos­si­ble con­nect­ing with your Loved Ones instead of with the World Wide Web.

Wish­ing you a won­der­ful end of 2011 and a hap­py and suc­cess­ful 2012!

PS: thir­ty-nine peo­ple have reg­is­tered since this past Tues­day to par­tic­i­pate in the upcom­ing Online Course: How to Be Your Own Brain Fit­ness Coach in 2012. Please remem­ber we will only be able to acco­mo­date the first two hun­dred reg­is­trants, so please take a look soon to see if you are inter­est­ed in join­ing!

News: The SharpBrains Guide, Bestseller in Amazon Kindle Store

We just noticed that The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: 18 Inter­views with Sci­en­tists, Prac­ti­cal Advice, and Prod­uct Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp has become #1 book in Ama­zon Kin­dle store’s Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine sec­tion, #1 in Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy sec­tion, and #2 in Cog­ni­tive Psy­chol­o­gy sec­tion.

To learn more and order book in sev­er­al stores (Ama­zon, Barnes & Noble, Smash­words) & coun­tries (USA, Cana­da, UK, Ger­many, France, Spain, Italy), please click Here.

Top 10 Quotes on Lifelong Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis (and a Call to eBook Readers)

You may have  noticed that Amazon.com is shar­ing aggre­gat­ed data on how ebook read­ers inter­act with the books they are read­ing. For exam­ple, the “Pop­u­lar High­lights” sec­tion (towards the bot­tom of our Kin­dle book page) ranks the Top 10 sen­tences that Kin­dle read­ers have high­light­ed and shared while read­ing The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: 18 Inter­views with Sci­en­tists, Prac­ti­cal Advice and Prod­uct Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp (April 2009; 182 pages; ranked #1 in Kin­dle Store’s Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine sec­tion).

This infor­ma­tion is invalu­able to authors and pub­lish­ers — as you can imag­ine, we’ll make sure to not only main­tain but to elab­o­rate on these top­ics as we pre­pare future edi­tions of the book.

So, what are so far the Top Ten Quotes on Life­long Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and Neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis, Read the rest of this entry »

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