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“Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Improve education, productivity and health via brain enhancement from SharpBrains

Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being. Read the rest of this entry »

“Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Improve education, productivity and health via brain enhancement from SharpBrains

Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being.

  • Chair: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Marketing Officer of Banner Health
  • Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Scott Pawson, Sr. Product Manager, New Product Lead at Pearson Clinical Assessment
  • Dr. Kenneth Kosik, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara

This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Improving brain fitness literacy in Japan

Shoukei Matsumoto and Alvaro Fernandez. Courtesy of Newsweek Japan

— Shoukei Matsumoto and Alvaro Fernandez. Courtesy of Newsweek Japan

Newsweek Japan just published this great article to disseminate latest thinking and research about meditation, brain fitness and digital technologies, based on Alvaro Fernandez’ trip last week to discuss How is our societal obsession with technology changing our health and well-being at the World Forum on Sport and Culture in Tokyo.

Key insights discussed, coming from The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitnessnow in Japanese!–, included:

1) We are smarter and healthier than ever, so it is not true that technology (or Google) is killing our brains.

2) But it’s true is that we are facing growing health and brain challenges. Why? Because, even if we are smarter and healthier, our fitness is not keeping up with the demands on our brains and minds in our increasingly complex work and life environment. Read the rest of this entry »

October 21st in Tokyo: Your Health in A Virtual World

wfscTo celebrate and help prepare for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the World Economic Forum are hosting a World Forum on Sport and Culture in Tokyo later this week.

I’ve been asked to participate in a fascinating session on Friday, October 21st, titled Your Health in a Virtual World, addressing the question How is our societal obsession with technology changing our health and well-being? Read the rest of this entry »

The real brain drain: How unemployment depletes cognitive and emotional resources

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How Unemployment Impacts Your Personality (Entrepreneur):

“Unemployment is no cakewalk. It’s well documented that an involuntary jobless state can take a steep toll on one’s emotional and physical health, and now new research illuminates a more subtle, if highly corrosive, consequence the inability to find work can have on a person. In short, it appears that unemployment has the power to change what we generally consider relatively fixed – i.e., it can alter Read the rest of this entry »

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