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Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
Alvaro Fernandez is SharpBrains' co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and has been quoted by The New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly Researcher, among others. He recently wrote the acclaimed article Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand for the... Full Bio
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Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Many therapists have come to regard cultivating moment-to-moment awareness as a curative mechanism that transcends diagnosis, addresses underlying causes of sufferin ... Read on »
Study: Long-term use of anxiety and sleeping pills can increase Alzheimer’s risk by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Anxiety and sleeping pills ‘linked to dementia’ (BBC): “A study of older Canadian adults found that past benzodiazepine use for three months or more was linked to an ... Read on »
Maximizing the mental health and performance of leaders, artists, scientists…and astronauts by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — That will be the focus of the fourth session at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us! Max­i­miz­ing the men­tal h ... Read on »
Scaling up meditation, mindfulness practices via biofeedback systems and wellness programs by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — That will be the focus of the third session at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us! Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion an ... Read on »
How to harness videogames and big data to personalize cognitive training by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — That will be the focus of the second session at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us! How to har­ness videogames ... Read on »
Research trend: The brain benefits of learning and speaking a second language by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — What happens in the brain when you learn a language? (The Guardian): “Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish sc ... Read on »
The State of the Brain Fitness Movement: demographic, scientific, and market trends, explained by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — That will be the focus of the first session at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us! The State of the Brain Fit­n ... Read on »
Trend: From anti-depressant “magic pills” towards targeted combination of medications... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Combination of Cognitive Therapy and Drugs Effectively Treats Severe Non-Chronic Depression (University Herald): “Previous studies showed that about two-third ... Read on »
General Motors to adopt eye, head-tracking technology to reduce distracted driving by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health GM to launch cars that can pick up on distracted driving (Financial Times): “General Motors, the largest US auto manufacturer by sales, is preparing to launch the wor ... Read on »
Update: Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Time for  Sharp­Brains’ August 2014 e-newsletter , fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights, sci­ence and technology reports…and this  brain teaser to exercise your mental r ... Read on »
Beauty in and out: Brain training workshop @ Estée Lauder by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Our very own Alvaro Fernandez will be running a brain training workshop today with a team of  Estée Lauder marketing pioneers in NYC. Thanks to the CMO Club , MediaMath , ... Read on »
Trend: Playing table tennis to enhance brain fitness and mental health by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Businessman turned love of pingpong into charity (Virginia Beach Beacon): “The elder Lees, now 76, still plays and heads up a table tennis club on the Ea ... Read on »
Meet these 25+ Summit Speakers at the forefront of Brain, Health and Innovation by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We are proud to share the world-class and expanding roster of experts and innovators who will speak at the upcoming 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 201 ... Read on »
Increased awareness and use of cognitive assessments seen as dementia-related priorities by RAND... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Improving Dementia Long-Term Care: A Policy Blueprint (RAND Corporation’s report): “In 2010, 15 percent of Americans older than age 70 had dementia, and the number of ... Read on »
Brain teaser to exercise your mental rotation cognitive abilities by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Mental self-rotation is the cognitive ability to imagine yourself in different locations in space, and to imagine your body moving in space. We need it for everyday activi ... Read on »
Gaiam and Reebok entering mental fitness market via InteraXon Muse partnerships by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — InteraXon Teams Up with Reebok & Gaiam To Bring Brain Fitness to the Masses (mobilesyrup): “Many of us lead lives so hectic we hardly have time to hit th ... Read on »
Study: Use of methylphenidate-based ADHD medication increases the risk of heart problems by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health ADHD medication enhances the risk of heart problems in children (Science Nordic): “The risk of developing heart problems is twice as big for children taking medicine ... Read on »
Event, webcast today focused on ethics of cognitive enhancement and neurotechnology by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Heads-up: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is hosting and live-streaming a great day-long event today, August 20th, including forward-looking ... Read on »
Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This Man’s Brain Recovery Has Baffled Scientists And Provided Hope For Others (The Telegraph): “…The odds of surviving a coma are notoriously hard to predict, brain i ... Read on »
Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same neurocognitive deficits (Medical Xpress): “Researchers at the University of Montreal and ... Read on »