We are working on improving several sections of our website, especially our Resources section. It will look much better in a few days. Our first step has been to re-organize our Neuroscience Interview Series, and below you have how it looks today.
Today I have an announcement to make. You probably are seeingÃ‚Â all the articles about Brain Fitness in the press and wondering,Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“What is this all about?Ã¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Can someone help me navigate through all the programs out there?Ã¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How is Brain Fitness relevant to me in my personal life or at work?Ã¢â‚¬Â.Ã‚Â Well…we are delivering a series of workshops to companies and organizations combining modules ‑including scientific overview,Ã‚Â the industry trends and key players, fun team-building exercises- that can be tailored to each organization’s specific needs. Sessions last from 1 to 6 hours, depending on the group’s composition and agenda and are delivered either in person or via web conference.
We want to be able to reach more organizations, so please let us know of any ideas!
Some recent examples
1. Managing Stress for Peak Performance (we mentioned some notes on anÃ‚Â AccentureÃ‚Â session)
New and challenging situations Ã¢â‚¬â€œ such as taking on new responsibilitiesÃ¢â‚¬â€œ can trigger reactions in our brain and body that limit or even block our decision-making abilities. These reactions may also harm our long-term brain power and health. Although we cannot avoid change and stressful situations, we can learn how to manage our stress levels to ensure peak performance-even in tough moments. The latest neuroscience research proves that stress management is a trainable Ã¢â‚¬Å“mental muscle.Ã¢â‚¬Â This is true for any high pressure profession, be it trading, sports, or simply modern life.
2. The Science of Brain Health and Brain Fitness (similar to what I will teach at UC Berkeley OLLI)
Neuroscientists have shown how the human brain retains neuroplasticity (the ability to rewire itself) and neurogenesis (the creation of new neurons) during its full lifetime, leading to a new understanding of [Read more…] about Brain Health and Fitness Workshops