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The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains
Confused by the growing number of articles on how to train our brains, improve our memory, exercise our minds, and even create new neurons? To put all of them in better perspective, let's review 10 good lifestyle habits we can follow to maintain, and improve, our vibrant brains.
on 23 Aug 2007
10 Key Points on Training the Aging Workforce
Will most baby boomers retire at 60? Will there be a massive employee shortage in a few years' time, as predicted in a number of major policy reports? What can companies and government agencies do? This is a very important topic, given demographic trends worldwide. Here we provide a summary of 10 key Trends and Recommendations.
on 12 Aug 2007
Is there Science Behind the Growing Brain Fitness Industry?
To address this question, we interview today Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, one of the earliest proponents of the Brain Fitness and Exercise field. He is a clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, and author of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind and The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older.
on 10 Aug 2007
A Neuroscientist's Perspective on How to Protect Your Brain
"We saw that the group with high level of leisure activities presented 38% less risk of developing Alzheimer's symptoms. And that, for each additional type of activity, the risk got reduced by 8%." Read this SharpBrains interview with Dr. Yaakov Stern, Division Leader of the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York.
on 04 Aug 2007
Top Ten Tips for Women Who Lead Men
Here you have Ten Tips that every woman should be aware of to understand men, stress management, learning, emotions, patience...grounded on cognitive and evolutionary psychology. Enjoy!
on 03 Aug 2007
10 Stress Management and Memory Improvement Tips
These days we deal with events and illnesses that gnaw away at us slowly, that stress us out and that, believe it or not, end up hurting our memory and brain. What are the best defenses against stress, that will help our mind and memory remain healthy for life? In this article we list 10 Tips that will help you.
on 30 Jul 2007
10 Truths About Aging You May Not Know
Why is "aging" such a bad word? In this article, we review 10 neuroscience-based Truths that put "aging" in better perspective and help us see that there is much we can do to take ownership of our future.
on 29 Jul 2007
Sicko and Bill Clinton on Health and Wellness Trends
Given the current debate around Michael Moore's Sicko, we want to share in this article some of the insights and advice on Health and Wellness trends that Bill Clinton gave recently at the Healthetc event sponsored by California Pacific Medical Center and KCBS.
on 21 Jul 2007
A Pediatrician on Helping your Kid with ADD/ ADHD
Many children with ADD/ ADHD present a working memory bolttleneck. Today we interview Dr. Arthur Lavin, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western School of Medicine and one of the first providers of a Working Memory Training program for kids with attention deficits, who explains to us what working memory is and why it is important to train it. Dr. Lavin trained with esteemed Mel Levine.
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on 20 Jul 2007
10-Question Checklist to Select the Right Brain Fitness Program for You
Unless you have been living in a cave, you have read by now multiple articles about the brain training and brain exercise craze. Now, how do you know which of them can help you more, or whether you need any of them? Well, that's why we are publishing this 10-Question Checklist, to help you navigate through the overwhelming and conflicting media reports and company announcements.
on 19 Jul 2007
Analysis of Bill Gates' Brain based on his recent Harvard Speech
Bill Gates delivered a very inspiring commencement speech in Harvard on June 7th. A noteworthy aspect of the speech was the display of what neuroscientists call Executive Functions, that enable us to learn and adapt to new environments. The brain region that makes a "sharp brain". In this article, we analyze Mr. Gates brain and draw lessons for us all.
on 15 Jul 2007
New Brain Health Roadmap Announced
On June 10th something wonderful happened, and the media hasn't paid much attention yet. On that day, the National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health was released by the CDC and the Alzheimer's Association. IIN this article, I want to first share with you the 10 top actions proposed by this report, and then provide a quick glossary to explain the key words that you will hear more and more when discussing brain health.
on 14 Jul 2007
7 Crucial Tips on How To Exercise Your Brain
Major media publications (Time Magazine, CBS, USA Today...) have started to explain the research behind brain exercise to improve memory and attention and help delay potential problems such as Alzheimer's Disease. We have prepared answers to the 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions, which will provide you with great tips to create your own brain exercise program.
on 05 Jul 2007
Top 10 Trends with Baby Boomers
On June 19th Santa Clara University hosted the annual Baby Boomer Venture Summit. This forum brings together a great group of industry leaders, thought-leaders and start-ups in the growing market. Here we present you with the Top 10 things we learned at the event.
on 04 Jul 2007
Brain Exercise and Lifelong Learning for Alzheimer's Prevention
There is much we can do to help delay Alzheimer's, including lifelong learning and brain exercises. In this article we review some recent research-and also explain why no individual company or product today can make any claim that it directly helps prevent Alzheimer's or other dementias.
on 03 Jul 2007
The Brain Fitness Revolution is Here
We provide an overview of the emerging field of science-based Brain Fitness, and introduce the programs by Posit Science, IntelliGym, CogniFit, Cogmed and emWave.
on 09 Jun 2007
How Can I Improve my Short-Term Memory? Is There a Daily Exercise I Can Do to Improve It?
on 07 Jun 2007
What Is Learning? Can We Learn Better than Apes?-Part 2
We continue the conversation (Part 2 out of 2) on Learning with Dr. James Zull, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Case Western University and author of The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning.
on 05 Jun 2007
What is Learning? Can We Learn Better Than Apes Do?-Part 1
Dr. James Zull, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Case Western University, and author of The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning, shares with us his insights into what Learning is and how we can All learn better. Part 1 of 2.
on 04 Jun 2007
Enhancing Trader Performance: Interview with Brett N. Steenbarger-Part 2
This is Part 2 of a 2-part Interview with Brett Steenbarger on Enhancing Trader Performance and The Psychology of Trading. We discuss the role of "trader coaches" and developing key skills for trading success.
on 31 May 2007
Enhancing Trader Performance: Interview with Brett N. Steenbarger-Part 1
Dr. Brett Steenbarger, author of the books Enhancing Trader Performance and The Psychology of Trading, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University, shares with us his research and advice on how to become a top trader. This is the Part 1 of 2.
on 30 May 2007
Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now
In this article we review each of the four essential pillars recommended in the scientific literature to maintain a healthy brain that functions better now and lasts longer. Those pillars are Physical Exercise, Mental Exercise, Good Nutrition and Stress Management.
on 29 May 2007
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