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Alvaro Fernandez
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Important new Prize since "Nothing we have ever done to enhance the human condition compares to the power of universal schooling." 
Congratulations to our Top 50 Finalists (Global Teacher Prize announcement): “Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one …
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Here's the latest in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health...much innovation going on. Looking forward to a healthy and vibrant 2017!

During Expo Day selected Summit Partners and Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions. --Dr. Daniel Perez-Marcos, Senior Scientist at MindMaze…
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Fascinating perspectives at the convergence of brain health and digital medicine.
Three digital health entrepreneurs–who have collectively raised over $75 million in venture capital in the last 18 months– and an investor discussed their resp…
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Thrilled to announce the first round of speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th). More to come…stay tuned!
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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, providing a window into the ongoing brain health and neuroplasticity revolutions–together with some fun brain teasers. Happy reading and, for those of you in the USA, Happy Fourth of July, and for those of you in Canada, Happy Canada Day!
—– Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, providing a window into the ongoing brain health and neuroplasticity revolutions–plus some fun brain teasers. Happy …
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These are the 10 brain teasers, games & illusions that SharpBrains readers (primarily adults, but some younger minds too) enjoyed the most in 2015. Try them, enjoy them, share them :-) 
These are the 10 brain teasers, games & illusions that SharpBrains readers (primarily adults, but some younger minds too) enjoyed the most in 2015. It is always good to learn more about our bra…
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First things first :-)
—– You enjoyed the shopping and holiday season. Great! You carefully selected one or several New Year’s Resolutions. Excellent! Now it’s time to shift gears from resolutions…
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See what several experts have to say about "How are we going to educate and empower everyone with essential brain health knowledge and best practices?"
What role should community and caregivers play in brain health and mental health, and how can technology aid their efforts–for example in sharing relevant data…
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The Times They Are a-Changin.

We need to upgrade our brain health system to reflect the realities, challenges and opportunities in the 21st century, in the midst of the Digital Age we live in.

Where should we start? In this edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, let’s take a look at some emerging tools, scientific studies and fresh ideas. Happy reading, and have a great Fall. 
———- The Times They Are a-Changin. In a recent survey, 91% of those polled said that “Doctors should monitor cognitive health systematically, especially when prescribing new…
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Some ideas for the summer...
Given that June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, let's discuss these 20 facts about brain health. You may find some good ideas for the summer!
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Thoughts? -- "In my mind, that's the real brain game. To find ways to harness our brain's lifelong neurogenesis (creation of new neurons) and neuroplasticity (how the brain changes itself responding to experience) to lead happier, fuller lives"
Do you think individuals can train their brain to respond in a particular way to certain situations, or do you think our brain's innate 'startle response' is too hardwired to alter?
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These are the 10 most pop­u­lar arti­cles with sharpbrains.com read­ers in 2015, cov­er­ing every­thing brain-related from lat­est research find­ings to healthy liv­ing tips and emerg­ing neurotechnologies. Your favorites? 
These are the 10 most popular articles with sharpbrains.com readers in 2015, covering everything brain-related from latest research findings to healthy living tips and emerging neurotechnologies: 1…
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Introduction
Alvaro Fernandez is co-founder and CEO of SharpBrains, a leading market research firm that tracks the market and research for cognitive assessments, training, and games. A member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils, he has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more, and recently co-authored the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp. Alvaro received masters' degrees in education and business from Stanford University, and teaches at UC-Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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  • Stanford, Deusto
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Market Research on Brain/ Cognitive Fitness Trends
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  • SharpBrains
    Market Research on Brain/ Cognitive Fitness Trends, present
  • McKinsey, Bertelsmann, Ashoka, Docent, EduSoft
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Washington DC
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San Francisco - Stanford - Barcelona - Madrid - Bilbao