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Busy schedules linked to better memory and cognition among middle-aged and older adults

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Being Super Busy May* Be Good For Your Brain (Smithsonian Magazine):

“There hasn’t been much scientific research on busyness itself, although it’s something that we talk about so often,” explains Sara Festini, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Vital Longevity, a co-author of the new research published this week Read the rest of this entry »

NIH outlines global research agenda to tackle brain disorders–from cognitive impairments to depression and dementia

BrainDisordersLifespanHeads-up: There’s an excellent–and open-access– research supplement in Nature, result of an NIH-led effort to advance the global brain disorders research agenda.

Description: Infants are starved of oxygen during difficult births. Children’s cognitive function is permanently damaged due to malnutrition or exposure to infections or toxins. Adults suffer from Read the rest of this entry »

The “Holy Grail”: How to drive behavior change by harnessing neuroplasticity and emotions

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CWRU nursing school awarded $2.35 million to study the link between the brain and health behavior change (press release):

“A five-year, $2.35 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to study how brain activity motivates the chronically ill to manage their illnesses Read the rest of this entry »

Invitation for SharpBrains Summit Participants to Comment on Meeting Report and Join Council

Over 50 insightful and fun members of the worldwide SharpBrains community had the opportunity to gather in DC, New York and San Francisco last month in order to meet in person -often for the first time!- and to discuss next steps to drive meaningful innovation in the brain health and fitness space.

It is our pleasure to invite SharpBrains Summit participants to contribute to, and to learn from, this growing network, by asking them to please: Read the rest of this entry »

Announcing Sponsors and Partners: 2011 SharpBrains Summit

We are honored to announce the following Sponsors and Partners of the upcoming 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century (March 30th – April 1st, 2011). And we are looking for more, so please contact us if interested! Read the rest of this entry »

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