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Alvaro Fernandez
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Event is at full capacity but recording will be available soon after. Looking forward to sharing and discussing insights with many sharp brains in London :-)
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"I was told when I was an undergraduate that the human brain pretty much stopped developing after mid-childhood. From [magnetic resonance imaging] of living brains, we’ve discovered that that’s not true at all—in fact, the brain continues to develop right throughout childhood and adolescence and even into the 20s. That has launched an entire research field..." – Dr. Sarah-Jane Blakemore
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Physical exercise is a key piece of the brain health puzzle, but certainly not a magic pill.
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Important new study to track -- "The team will start recruiting the first of 1,000 low-income mothers next week…Of that 1,000, roughly half will be randomly selected to receive an unconditional $333 a month, while the others will form a control group that will receive $20. The money, which is completely unconditional, will be loaded onto a pre-paid debit card every month for 40 months, on the date of the child’s birthday. The hypothesis is that this steady stream of payments will make a positive difference in the cognitive and emotional development of the children whose mothers receive it"
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This is important because "the go-to treatment for many cases of depression is medication...this treatment option can cause as many issues as the problem it is trying to solve. Antidepressants can put residents at greater risk of falls, negative health complications and other poor conditions...studies indicate that antidepressants may not be effective for most older Americans. (Additionally) Medication adherence is another significant challenge."
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Great suggestions for educators who want to implement SEL and mindfulness more effectively in their classrooms.
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In conclusion, "there is much work remaining to establish whether this a viable approach. Taking a cue from the VR treatments developed for anxiety disorders, where VR is used to expose clients to ‘environments’ that elicit anxiety, it may be fruitful to use a virtual classroom environment to train attention during more meaningful academic tasks. For example, it may be possible to combine neurofeedback with a virtual classroom to provide feedback to children on their attention level as the ‘teacher’ presents an actual lesson. This seems as though it could be an interesting approach to try."
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