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Brain-Body Breakthroughs

Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Brain Training for those who want to have SHARP BRAINS: An interview with Alvaro Fernandez (Part 1)

We all know that physical exercise is good for your heart, your brain and your well-being. But what can you do beyond physical exercise that is good for your brain? What really is brain training? And who should care the most about it? Those are the topics of today’s program.

If you did five weeks of aerobic training with a one week refresher course one year and three years later, do you think your body would still be reaping benefits from it five years later? Probably not, since the benefits from such physical exercise only last a brief period of time. But when researchers looked into what a similar time investment in brain exercise provided they were able to detect a beneficial and persistent effect on brain function five years later. WELCOME TO THE BRAIN FITNESS REVOLUTION!

This week we will be talking to Mr. Alvaro Fernandez, co-founder of SharpBrains and co-author of . He is also the teacher of the brain health course at the University of California-Berkeley. If you want to glimpse the newest trend in brain health and learn about the exploding world of brain training, please join us for an exhilarating discussion. You’ll learn about the critical difference between mental activity and mental training, video games and brain-training tools, how to choose among the various products on the market, how to improve your driving skills more effectively than taking a driving course, and even hear about programs that facilitate recovery from strokes and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). And you can do all of this from the comfort of your own home.