Optimizing Your Brain Health at Any Age

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/optimizing-your-brain-health-at-any-age

by Brain MD: Though it sounds like a slogan, it’s absolutely true: It’s never too late to start working on brain health. That said, the strategies for how to optimize your brain will vary depending on several aspects, not the least of which is……

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/optimizing-your-brain-health-at-any-age

by Brain MD: Though it sounds like a slogan, it’s absolutely true: It’s never too late to start working on brain health. That said, the strategies for how to optimize your brain will vary depending on several aspects, not the least of which is……

Update: Humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/27/update-humankinds-evolving-quest-to-enhance-the-brain-and-the-mind/

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Time for the first SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter in the new decade, featuring a range of inspiring and (mostly) promising news about humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind, and a few fun brain teasers 🙂

New thinking:

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/27/update-humankinds-evolving-quest-to-enhance-the-brain-and-the-mind/

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Time for the first SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter in the new decade, featuring a range of inspiring and (mostly) promising news about humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind, and a few fun brain teasers 🙂

New thinking:

Tau surpasses amyloid for predicting Alzheimer’s-associated neurodegeneration

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/tau-surpasses-amyloid-for-predicting-alzheimers-associated-neurodegeneration

by BioTechniques: Utilizing tau PET imaging, new research finds tau to be a more accurate indication for future neurodegeneration, highlighting its potential for precision medicine-based treatment approaches. Amyloid-β has long been the bane of every Alzheimer’s researcher. Often found in……

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/tau-surpasses-amyloid-for-predicting-alzheimers-associated-neurodegeneration

by BioTechniques: Utilizing tau PET imaging, new research finds tau to be a more accurate indication for future neurodegeneration, highlighting its potential for precision medicine-based treatment approaches. Amyloid-β has long been the bane of every Alzheimer’s researcher. Often found in……

All You Can Eat

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/everyday-information/all-you-can-eat

by Women’s Brain Health Initiative: Our bodies change as we age – partly due to natural physiological aging and partly due to lifestyle choices. As early as our thirties, we begin to lose a small amount of muscle mass, and,……

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/everyday-information/all-you-can-eat

by Women’s Brain Health Initiative: Our bodies change as we age – partly due to natural physiological aging and partly due to lifestyle choices. As early as our thirties, we begin to lose a small amount of muscle mass, and,……

Final reminder: Professional development opportunity with neuropsychologist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/16/final-reminder-professional-development-opportunity-with-neuropsychologist-dr-elkhonon-goldberg/

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We are pleased to share a fantastic professional development opportunity offered by the Luria Neuroscience Institute and featuring renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP.

Inaugural 5‑day Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposium (February 17–21st, 2020):

Dr. Goldberg has been a frequent visitor to Bali for 30 years and is currently engaged in cross-cultural neuroscience research with two major Indonesian universities. He personally designed this unique and comprehensive event to discuss cutting edge cognitive neuroscience and state-of-the-art clinical insights with a small group of participants in one of the most iconic destinations in the world: Bali, Indonesia.

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Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/16/final-reminder-professional-development-opportunity-with-neuropsychologist-dr-elkhonon-goldberg/

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We are pleased to share a fantastic professional development opportunity offered by the Luria Neuroscience Institute and featuring renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP.

Inaugural 5‑day Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposium (February 17–21st, 2020):

Dr. Goldberg has been a frequent visitor to Bali for 30 years and is currently engaged in cross-cultural neuroscience research with two major Indonesian universities. He personally designed this unique and comprehensive event to discuss cutting edge cognitive neuroscience and state-of-the-art clinical insights with a small group of participants in one of the most iconic destinations in the world: Bali, Indonesia. Continue reading “Final reminder: Professional development opportunity with neuropsychologist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg”

Quick brain teaser to workout your frontal lobes: Can you read this face?

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/23/quick-brain-teaser-to-workout-your-frontal-lobes-can-you-read-this-face/

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Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, in discussing the human brain’s frontal lobes in his excellent book The Wisdom Paradox, highlights that “executive intelligence” includes the ability to “penetrate other people’s minds, and that starts with an interest in other people’s minds.”

And, what is a good window to “penetrate other people’s minds” and identify other people’s emotions?

A face.

Psychologist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ekman" target="_…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/23/quick-brain-teaser-to-workout-your-frontal-lobes-can-you-read-this-face/

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Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, in discussing the human brain’s frontal lobes in his excellent book The Wisdom Paradox, highlights that “executive intelligence” includes the ability to “penetrate other people’s minds, and that starts with an interest in other people’s minds.”

And, what is a good window to “penetrate other people’s minds” and identify other people’s emotions?

A face.

Psychologist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ekman" target="_…

The NeuroGeneration and Humankind’s Quest to Enhance the Brain

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/20/the-neurogeneration-and-humankinds-quest-to-enhance-the-brain/

Some people may be uneasy with the idea of “brain enhancement,” but the quest to boost our brainpower is nothing new; it is an essential part of human nature. Ever since Homo sapiens emerged nearly 200,000 years ago, we have been searching for ways to upgrade the hardware and wetware in our heads, and we’ve been creating and using tools to help us do it—physical and cognitive tools that help us solve problems and complete tasks more efficiently, tools that extend our natural abilities and allow us to do things that weren’t possible before. …

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/20/the-neurogeneration-and-humankinds-quest-to-enhance-the-brain/

Some people may be uneasy with the idea of “brain enhancement,” but the quest to boost our brainpower is nothing new; it is an essential part of human nature. Ever since Homo sapiens emerged nearly 200,000 years ago, we have been searching for ways to upgrade the hardware and wetware in our heads, and we’ve been creating and using tools to help us do it—physical and cognitive tools that help us solve problems and complete tasks more efficiently, tools that extend our natural abilities and allow us to do things that weren’t possible before. …

Neurotech seen at CES 2020: BrainCo prosthetic hand, Urgonight, Alpha-Stim X, NIRSIT Lite, Muse S and FocusFit

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/22/neurotech-seen-at-ces-2020-brainco-prosthetic-hand-urgonight-alpha-stim-x-nirsit-lite-muse-s-and-focusfit/

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Brain tech is here: These gadgets from CES 2020 rely on your brainwaves to work (CNET):

“The futuristic promise of tech devices that use brain waves to improve sleep, anxiety and concentration — and even control prosthetic hands — may finally be coming to fruition, with a slew of new products on display at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Brain tech holds great potential for helping us understand and control our minds from the comfort of our homes, but science still has a long way to go.

Here are some of the coolest brain tech products we saw at CES 2020. Some of these products are already on the market, while…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/22/neurotech-seen-at-ces-2020-brainco-prosthetic-hand-urgonight-alpha-stim-x-nirsit-lite-muse-s-and-focusfit/

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Brain tech is here: These gadgets from CES 2020 rely on your brainwaves to work (CNET):

“The futuristic promise of tech devices that use brain waves to improve sleep, anxiety and concentration — and even control prosthetic hands — may finally be coming to fruition, with a slew of new products on display at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Brain tech holds great potential for helping us understand and control our minds from the comfort of our homes, but science still has a long way to go.

Here are some of the coolest brain tech products we saw at CES 2020. Some of these products are already on the market, while…

Brain Waves Explain Sleep Woes in Kids with Autism?

Source: https://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20200121/brain-waves-offer-insight-into-sleep-struggles-that-accompany-autism?src=RSS_PUBLIC

child sleeping

The study found that the brain waves of children with autism are, on average, 25% weaker (shallower) than those of children without autism.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20200121/brain-waves-offer-insight-into-sleep-struggles-that-accompany-autism?src=RSS_PUBLIC

child sleeping

The study found that the brain waves of children with autism are, on average, 25% weaker (shallower) than those of children without autism.

First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed

Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200121/first-us-case-of-china-coronavirus-diagnosed?src=RSS_PUBLIC

photo of coronavirus

The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200121/first-us-case-of-china-coronavirus-diagnosed?src=RSS_PUBLIC

photo of coronavirus

The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun.