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The SharpBrains
Guide to Brain Fitness:
How to Optimize
Brain Health and
Performance
at Any Age
(284 pages; April
2013)
① Lifelong
neurogenesis
and
neuroplasticity
② 2010 NIH
evidence
review
③ Digital
innovation
What’s New Since 2009
New mindset and new toolkit
Content transfer
Personality
Heart health
Reactive,
invasive
DSM-5
Health
Brain
Health
Mental
...
Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle
Source: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (second edition)
Ch 1. Start with the Brain in Mind
Ch 2. Be a coach, not a patient
What is Brain Fitness
The general state of feeling
alert, in control, productive.
Having fit brain functions, as
require...
The life of a brain
Longer lives mean…
Brain fitness matters
Improve
performance Delay
disease
“…we have found no ceiling
for abilities such as attention,
including among adults. The
more training, even with normal
pe...
Ch 3. Mens sana in corpore sano
Ch 4. You are what you eat and
drink (up to a point)
Ch 5. Oh, the places you’ll go!
Which job would you choose?
Source: Maguire, Woollett, & Spiers, 2006
Ch 6. Oh, the people you’ll meet!
Ch 7. Manage Stress, Build
Resilience
Ch 8. Cross-train Your Brain
“…meditation requires practice
and dedication. It is not an easy
fix… You need to match practice with
need: understand the...
Does “Brain Training” “Work”?
How To Maximize Transfer
To maximize real-world value of training…
1. Targeted neural processes support real-world
activit...
Ch 9. How to be your own
brain fitness coach
Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle
Source: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (second edition)
Examples
AGE
PERFORMANCE
25 50 75 100
PERFORMANCE
AGE
"A stimulating, challenging resource, full of
solid information and practical tips for
improving brain health." –Kirkus Re...
39
Q&A
10 minutes
(Included in session
recording)
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The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
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The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age
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Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, pre­sent­ing the new book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages).

This session took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: http://sharpbrains.com/summit-2013/agenda/

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The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age

  1. 1. The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013)
  2. 2. ① Lifelong neurogenesis and neuroplasticity ② 2010 NIH evidence review ③ Digital innovation What’s New Since 2009
  3. 3. New mindset and new toolkit Content transfer Personality Heart health Reactive, invasive DSM-5 Health Brain Health Mental Health Brain Fitness Education Leadership
  4. 4. Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Source: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (second edition)
  5. 5. Ch 1. Start with the Brain in Mind
  6. 6. Ch 2. Be a coach, not a patient
  7. 7. What is Brain Fitness The general state of feeling alert, in control, productive. Having fit brain functions, as required to function in society, in our occupations, in our communities.
  8. 8. The life of a brain
  9. 9. Longer lives mean…
  10. 10. Brain fitness matters Improve performance Delay disease
  11. 11. “…we have found no ceiling for abilities such as attention, including among adults. The more training, even with normal people, the higher the results.“ - Dr. Michael Posner
  12. 12. Ch 3. Mens sana in corpore sano
  13. 13. Ch 4. You are what you eat and drink (up to a point)
  14. 14. Ch 5. Oh, the places you’ll go!
  15. 15. Which job would you choose? Source: Maguire, Woollett, & Spiers, 2006
  16. 16. Ch 6. Oh, the people you’ll meet!
  17. 17. Ch 7. Manage Stress, Build Resilience
  18. 18. Ch 8. Cross-train Your Brain
  19. 19. “…meditation requires practice and dedication. It is not an easy fix… You need to match practice with need: understand the specific goals you have in mind, your schedule and lifestyle, and find something practical.” - Dr. Andrew Newberg
  20. 20. Does “Brain Training” “Work”?
  21. 21. How To Maximize Transfer To maximize real-world value of training… 1. Targeted neural processes support real-world activities 2. Minimum “dose” of 15 hours of training per targeted improvement 3. Addressing an individual’s bottleneck/ deficit 4. Adaptive challenge 5. Continued practice Source: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness
  22. 22. Ch 9. How to be your own brain fitness coach
  23. 23. Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Source: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (second edition)
  24. 24. Examples AGE PERFORMANCE 25 50 75 100 PERFORMANCE AGE
  25. 25. "A stimulating, challenging resource, full of solid information and practical tips for improving brain health." –Kirkus Reviews "On a personal note, I have to say I wish I had read this awesome guide when I was much younger.” –Scientific American "...nice to see this new book where all of the relevant information is in one place." –Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley  www.Amazon.com  Directly from us (>50 units; 40% discount)
  26. 26. 39 Q&A 10 minutes (Included in session recording)
  27. 27. To Learn More… Summit Recordings Book Market Report sharpbrains. com/book/ sharpbrains. com/summit/ sharpbrains.com /market-report/
  28. 28. Sponsors Partners Thank You for Joining Us!

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