Archive for Neuropsychology

Neuroplasticity: Past, Present and Future

— One of Ramón y Cajal’s iconic images, showing a Purkinje neuron with its treelike structure

The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis hosts a wonderful temporary exhibit highlighting the medical illustrations of neuroplasticity pioneer Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Titled The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, it will remain open until May 21st, 2017.

Who was Ramón y Cajal? Why does his research on neuroscience and neuroplasticity matter? Keep reading article over at The Creativity Post.

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Update: To honor Brain Awareness Week 2017, let’s highlight 10 Key Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Fitness

Brain Awareness Week took place this month, so let’s first of all discuss these 10 Key Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Fitness coming from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to prepare the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Improve Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

And here’s the rest of SharpBrains’ March e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health and mental performance.

New research:

New thinking:

New tools (via SharpBrains’ analysis of neurotech patents):

Finally, here’s a brain teaser to test your pattern recognition and other cognitive skills: The Empty Triangle.

Have a nice Spring!

The SharpBrains Team

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MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories

MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
MIT News, MA -MIT neuroscientists exploring how memory formation differs between children and adults have found that although the two groups have much in common,…”

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Brain Health in sports

Schooled on hard knocks, wrestler educates others on brain injuries
CNN 
“Blows to the head punctuated many of the games and matches in his career, he said. Sometimes he blacked out. “The sky would change colors, or I would see …”

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135000 Youths Suffer Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Yearly

135000 Youths Suffer Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Yearly
FOX News -“About 135000 or 65 percent of sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries treated in US emergency rooms each year occur in young people ages 5 …”

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New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit
Arizona Republic, AZ Jun 25, 2007
For Perls, the challenging exercise has been Sudoku. It’s something that meets the important criteria for brain fitness: novel, complex and challenging. Those activities engage the frontal lobe, the CEO of the brain. It’s important to tackle new tasks,

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Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Science Daily — “Brain scans of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) show signs of early Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the …”

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