May 2013 eNewsletter
,Time for SharpBrains' May e-newsletter. which features a variety of articles offering a more optimistic and evidence-based approach to brain and mental health than current practices.
First of all, let us highlight that Scientific American just published an excellent review of our new book. The review author sums it up by saying that "...I wish I had read this awesome guide when I was much younger...I find the emerging field of neuroplasticity immensely exciting, and guides like this one are both hopeful and reasonable." As a reader points out, the word "awesome" does not appear often in science-oriented publications...so we are especially proud to see The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages) merit such treatment.New thinking:
- Founder of SharpBrains talks about brain health
- Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress
- Time to revamp psychiatry and mental health in light of modern neuroscience?
- A new type of cognitive science think tank
- Why investment in brain research is an intelligent investment
- White House BRAIN Initiative is a nice start, but too small and with questionable focus
- Dementia costs more than heart disease, and cancer. And it will balloon.
- Challenging medical dogma: Mental exercise vs drugs, supplements and physical exercise to prevent cognitive decline
- What is the combined effect of physical and mental training?
- Monitoring stress-related use of antipsychotic drugs in the military
- Does brain training work? Yes, if it meets these 5 conditions
- Cognitive enhancement in the future: electric brain stimulation plus cognitive training?
- The future of intuitive technology and neurocognitive care
- Train your brain with targeted videogames, not with crossword puzzlesNew reviews of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness:
- Great Kirkus Review: "A stimulating, challenging resource, full of solid information and practical tips for improving brain health."
- "Reading this book will change the way you think about your brain, and perhaps the way you live." (R. Goodman, 5-star amazon review)
- "...help you invest in your own brain and mind...This book, at the very least, will make you wiser." (Julian L. Sevillano, 5-star amazon review)
- "...this book is mandatory reading for the entire staff... an inspirational and educational goldmine." (Martin J. Pazzani, 5-star amazon review)
- "...straightforward and easy to understand for the person who hasn't been immersed in the study of neuroscience...tells exactly what a person can do to keep the brain healthy." (May Lou Hely, 5-star amazon review)
- "You can read the book from front to back, from back to front, in chunks or paragraphs, use it as an encyclopedia...or use it as a very sophisticated self-help book that's solid and accurate, with no fluff or filler." (Judith C. Tingley, 5-star amazon review)That's it for now. Have a stimulating June!-- The SharpBrains Team