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Top 15 Insights About Neuroplasticity, Emotions and Lifelong Learning

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

What does mod­ern brain and mind science have to offer to improve edu­ca­tion, health and qual­ity of life? Here you have some of the most pop­u...

4 Essential Yet Overlooked Facts About Your Brain and Your Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

In short, our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genetics or age. Education, lifestyle, brain training and decisions under our control matter as much as our genetic inheritance in the trajectory of our mental capacity over time.

Where Brain Health Meets Digital Health and Big Data

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

While there is much we still do not know about our brains, we do know that the sta­tus quo is not an option. It is leav­ing us woe­fully unpre­pared to meet cur­rent and future demands.

Debunking 10 Brain Fitness and Brain Training Myths

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

"Brain age" is a fic­tion. Some brain func­tions tend to improve, and some decline as we get older. And there is con­sid­er­able vari­abil­ity across indi­vid­u­als, which only grows as peo­ple get older.

10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms Will Transform Brain Health in 2013

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Compared to physical fitness, the fitness of the brain is often overlooked by both individuals and health systems -- but it is easy to see positive and broad changes on how brain health is defined, monitored, maintained, and enhanced, and digital platforms are going to play a key role.

We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

An assessment of basic neurocognitive function should be an essential part of any psychiatric evaluation. The mental health field should adopt a brain-based model for diagnosis and treatment.

Technology For Brain Health: an Upcoming Revolution

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We talk to the CEO of Baycrest, a brain fitness institute, about why Ontario and Baycrest chose to become pioneers in this area, and discuss some of the main opportunities, and challenges.

Top 15 Brain Fitness Articles of 2008

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Thinking about best ways to maintain your brain in top shape in 2009? Let me share a quick definition of "brain fitness", and a ranking of the most popular articles of 2008 on the topic.

Top 25 Brainy Haikus. Yours?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Can you write a haiku describing anything crossing your mind now?

10 Habits of Highly Effective Brains

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

If you are reading this, the good news is that you have a brain inside your head. And you have probably read about the emerging brain fitness movement: frequent articles in the media, an ongoing PBS special, more and more products and games. Based on dozens of interviews with scientists and recent research findings, let's take a look at some of the habits of Highly Effective Brains.