we want to offer quality information both to individuals who want to learn more about the brain and how to keep it in shape, and to organizations who want help navigating the emerging research. We are pleased to see how our blog and website have become a platform for a very stimulating conversation, now enriched by the growing number of superb contributors.
(PRWEB) February 5, 2008
Leading blog and website for science-based Brain and Cognitive Fitness information is adding 15 new scientists and educators to its roster of Expert Contributors.
"Given the avalanche of conflicting, if not hyped, marketing claims by "brain training" product developers", says Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of SharpBrains.com, "we want to offer quality information both to individuals who want to learn more about the brain and how to keep it in shape, and to organizations who want help navigating the emerging research. We are pleased to see how our blog and website have become a platform for a very stimulating conversation, now enriched by the growing number of superb contributors."
Five Expert Contributors whose articles readers can already enjoy:
- Dr. David Rabiner, senior research scientist at Duke University, presents his views on the potential value of neurofeedback for attention deficits.
- Gregory Kellett, UCSF researcher, discusses the role of stress in brain plasticity.
- Dr. Larry McCleary, former acting Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Denver Children's Hospital and author of the Brain Trust Program book, writes about Brain Evolution and Health.
- Cognitive scientist Dr. Pascale Michelon introduces readers to the world of neuroimaging and mental reserves.
-Jill Suttie, Psy.D. -via our thanks to our collaboration with UC-Berkeley's Greater Good Magazine- talks about schools that use meditation to help students manage anxiety and stress.
10 more Expert Contributors will add their perspectives in February in http://www.sharpbrains.com. In alphabetical order:
- Wes Carroll, Puzzle Master for Ask a Scientist lecture series.
- Dr. Simon Evans and Dr. Paul Burghardt from University of Michigan's Department of Psychiatry and the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute.
- Go Hirano: founder of NeuWell, Japan.
- Joanne Jacobs, education expert and blogger, and author of Our Schools: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea, and the School That Beat the Odds.
- Eric Jensen, well-known resource for educators and author of Enriching The Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner's Potential.
- Shannon Moffett, medical student at Stanford University and author of The Three Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries.
- Tom O'Brien, Professor Emeritus in Mathematics education and author of prize-winning games.
- Adrian Preda, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.
- Joshua Steinerman, M.D., Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center.
About SharpBrains.com Blog
Founded in 2006, SharpBrains.com's blog is the leading source of science-based brain fitness information and guidance for individuals and organizations. On top of hundreds of blog posts and mind teasers, it offers tools such as the first 10-Question Program Evaluation Checklist for potential buyers of brain exercise/ training products, a Brain Fitness 101 eGuide that addresses 25 common questions, and over a dozen interviews with leading scientists. The SharpBrains blog, ranked among the Top 2,500 blogs by Technorati, has been featured by Scientific American Mind and multiple publications. SharpBrains Scientific Advisory Board is led by neuroscientist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, Professor of Neurology at New York University, and author of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and The Civilized Mind, and The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older. Alvaro Fernandez teaches The Science of Brain Health and Fitness at UC-Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. For more information, please visit our Brain Fitness blog.