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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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Dr. Thomas Insel, NIMH Director, to speak @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We are proud to share that Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and neurotechnology visionary, will open the  2014 SharpBrains Virtual Sum ... Read on »
Next: Neurotechnologies to visualize (and why not enhance) brain circuits by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Credit: Vincent Pieribone, Ph.D., John B. Pierce Laboratory, Inc. — Obama’s Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology (MIT Technology Review): “…The White House h ... Read on »
Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa (Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation): “You’re... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? As the Founding President and Me ... Read on »
To reduce ADHD epidemic, promote (concussion-free) sports and physical activity programs? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Exercise Is ADHD Medication (The Atlantic): “This morning the medical journal Pediatrics published research that found kids who took part in a regular physical activity p ... Read on »
Update: Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Time for our September 2014 e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights  and innovations reports…including four thought-provoking interviews with Sponsors of the 2 ... Read on »
Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Barbara Arrowsmith Young What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? As discussed in The Brain that Ch ... Read on »
Michael Meagher (Cogniciti): Let’s transform brain health from... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Michael Meagher What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? As the President of Cogniciti , a spin-off ... Read on »
Silvia Damiano (About my Brain Institute): Why not democratise access to neuroscience? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Silvia Damiano What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? I am the CEO of the About my Brain Institut ... Read on »
Itamar Lesuisse at Peak: “My interest in brain training stemmed from my own... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Itamar Lesuisse What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? I am the CEO at Peak , a mobile brain-trai ... Read on »
Brain teaser to test your attentional focus and multi-tasking abilities by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health How often do you review and comment on a doc­u­ment while talk­ing on the phone with a colleague about an unrelated matter? Or think about your prob­lems at work whil ... Read on »
The next in wearables: Harnessing EEG for “the masses” to track and enhance mind... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Is mindfulness and less stress worth $299? The Muse makes a case (review) (Venture Beat): “The most interesting wearable I’ve used yet isn’t a fitness tracker o ... Read on »
Trend: School-based programs to enhance resilience and emotional/ cognitive flexibility by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Dozens of programs to encourage resilience have been introduced in schools all over the world, both to help children recover from trauma, but also cope better with t ... Read on »
Study: A new psychosocial treatment for Inattentive ADHD by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Children with the inattentive type of ADHD (ADHD-I) show high rates of attention difficulties without the hyperactive and impulsive behavior shown by children w ... Read on »
To build a healthier future, let’s empower and equip individuals to be in control of their... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — How we can all build a healthier future (World Economic Forum blog): “Just 40 years ago life expectancy in Asia was slightly above age 50. In 2000, the contin ... Read on »
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 »