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Webinar & Book Club Discussions

The goal of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness is to inform read­ers, but also to stim­u­late a much need­ed debate to con­tribute to our col­lec­tive brain fit­ness.

Free Brain Fitness Webinar

Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, co-authors of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, will cov­er the main high­lights from this new book and address the ques­tions sub­mit­ted by read­ers.

When: Tues­day July 21st, 10am Pacif­ic Time; 1pm East­ern Time.

How to Reg­is­ter: Click HERE for more infor­ma­tion and to Reg­is­ter.

Book Club Discussion Guide

We encour­age book clubs to read and dis­cuss the book, and sug­gest the 10 ques­tions below to kick­start the con­ver­sa­tion.

Book: The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, by Alvaro Fer­nan­dez and Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg.

Descrip­tion: The Sharp­Brains Guide com­bines expert, inde­pen­dent advice with 18 in-depth inter­views with sci­en­tists to present a thought-pro­vok­ing and infor­ma­tive per­spec­tive on the impor­tance of brain fit­ness. This is the first book to offer guid­ance on how to nav­i­gate the grow­ing amount of brain fit­ness-relat­ed research and prod­ucts. You can use these book club dis­cus­sion ques­tions to help your book club, friends or col­leagues delve deep­er into the top­ics dis­cussed in The Sharp­Brains Guide and, along the way, con­tribute to our col­lec­tive brain fit­ness.

1. What have you been doing over the last cou­ple of years to help main­tain your brain in top shape?
2. Please describe what you have learned about your brain that has sur­prised you the most.
3. Before read­ing this book, what did you think about what “Use It or Lose It” mean? And what do you think now?
4. Why do we, as a soci­ety, often pay more atten­tion to car main­te­nance (clean­ing, check-ups, gas, oil changes…) than to how to main­tain our brains in good shape? Will this change, and why or why not?
5. What are some of the main men­tal abil­i­ties to nur­ture beyond mem­o­ry? And why may doing so result in a bet­ter mem­o­ry?
6. What inter­views did you enjoy the most? Why do some sci­en­tists say things that seem to con­tra­dict what oth­er sci­en­tists say?
7. Is the brain val­ue of doing 25 cross­word puz­zles dif­fer­ent depend­ing on whether those are our first ever 25 puz­zles or whether we already have done 10,000 puz­zles before? Why?
8. What are some types of men­tal exer­cise or brain train­ing, and what may they be best for?
9. Do you feel bet­ter equipped now to under­stand, com­pare and eval­u­ate the claims of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts? How could this guide be improved?
10. How can this emerg­ing field of brain fit­ness affect the way you per­form your job in the future?

We invite you to sub­mit your answers to these ques­tions via this Con­tact Us Form. At the end of every month we will review all answers sub­mit­ted and, with your per­mis­sion, pub­lish the best answers here.

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