Spatial Awareness, Emotions and Memory


Three years ago I had the opportunity to present our work at Advanced Brain Technologies to the attendees of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization Conference in Boston. You meet the most interesting people at these events. One standout from this gathering was a fascinating woman named Dr. G, Chief Brainiac behind The George Greenstein Institute, and one of the brainy minds behind Inventio!Brains.

Since Boston we’ve kept in touch through the social network and industry events like the Sharp Brain Virtual Summit.  I’ve grown increasingly curious about the lens Dr. G sees the world through bridging between neuroscience and the arts, so I’ve invited her to join me as a guest on the Sound Brain Fitness Teleseminar Series tomorrow evening to explore her work.

You can learn more about this event below. Registration is free. I hope you’ll join us for what I am sure will be a fun and informative hour.     

Spatial Awareness, Emotions and Memory 

Some call it cognitive mapping. Some call it spatial memory. Whatever you call it, be sure to recognize and practice the strategic use of your hippocampal networks for dynamic, whole brain attention, memory and growth!

Drawing on decades of research and teaching of applied neuroscience and spatial mapping practices to artists and designers, Dr. Greenstein shares her insights on training spatial awareness, emotions and memory and the “What, How, When and Where” value distinctions between using stimulus reward and strategic mapping practices for gaming.

In this talk, Alex and his guest, an expert in applied neuroscience and “knowledge transfer” Dr. M. A. Greenstein will explore 3 big ideas impacting your brain health and ed/psych practices:

• Cognitive Mapping and Landmarking is the best kept secret for promoting good brain health practice through your lifetime

• Active Observation and Mindful Attention are key for promoting Cognitive Mapping and Landmarking

• Cognitive Mapping and Landmarking are encoded, stored and used again by visual and spatial strategies found in performing arts training as well as online gaming

Date: April 3, 2013   Time: 8:00 pm Eastern

Free Registration

Boom times for brain training games

LONDON, England (CNN) — Use your brain or lose it

That’s the concern that’s fueling a worldwide boom in brain fitness that shows few signs of slowing.

This is a great article discussing the dizzying pace in the growth of  brain training games with worldwide revenue at $850 million last year.  Very happy to see that our site is mentioned!   

Read the full article

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Teleseminar with Michael Logan

Earlier today I was interviewed by Michael Logan, counselor, blogger and brain fitness advocate for a teleseminar. This interview was really enjoyable and has me thinking about brain fitness in a social context.

The concept of brain fitness has made its way into popular culture and one day will reach a tipping point. When this happens will the awareness be like our understanding of good diet and physical exercise? Meaning, we know we should  exercise regularly and eat healthy foods, but we do not necessarily do what we know is good for us. Will diminshed memory, poor attention and worries about dementia motivate us more than a bulging waist line?

To listen to the replay of today’s teleseminar