The Autism, ADHD, & SPD Summit

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I’m very excited to share that I’m speaking on the Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit (June 11-20) which is live now! 

You can get your free ticket here 

My good friend, Tara Hunkin, founder of My Child Will Thrive, has brought together 30+ of the top doctors, researchers, nutritionists, and therapists for this completely free online conference to teach you exactly how to…

  • Identify the root causes of your child’s symptoms of Autism, ADHD, and SPD
  • Tell you about the latest research and how this can be applied to help your child
  • Put the pieces of the puzzle together so you can help your child thrive now!

The great thing about online summits is you can watch from the comfort of your own home without expensive travel or time away from your friends and family to attend a conference.

Tomorrow, June 12th Tara and I discuss How to Leverage Your Child’s Neuroplasticity Through Music, Rhythm, Movement and Neurotech

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Get FREE Summit Access

And, you can me on a Facebook Live panel on Wednesday, June 13th at 7pmET/4pmPT, where I join other experts sharing amazing insights which you can use to help your child or the children you serve attain their true potential in life.

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A quick reminder of how the summit works when you sign up to watch it for FREE:

  • You’ll get an email each day of the Summit to tell you which of the experts are presenting.
  • Each day’s interviews are on demand for 48 hours, starting from their interview time.
  • All interviews close 48 hours after they open.

You can get lifetime access to the interviews and some extra bonuses here at a reduced price while the Summit airs.

See you there!

Alex

 

The Neuro Revolution

The Neuro Revolution

My fascination with the human brain began at an early age mainly because of the seeds planted by my grandfather, the late Robert J. Doman M.D., whom I have written about before. The stories he told and the patients I was fortunate to meet over the years of my youth were gratifying evidence of the brain’s ability to rewire itself, long before the concept of neuroplasticity became something the medical community began to acknowledge. Now ideas that were discarded by critics in the past are beginning to enter the mainstream. Perhaps because of these early influences I continue to be intrigued by the possibilities that have begun to present themselves with the advent of advanced research methods and new technologies.

One important person who appears to share this fascination is Zack Lynch, who founded an organization that Advanced Brain Technologies  is proud to be a member of; the Neurotechnology Industry Organization.  The mission of NIO is “to accelerate treatments and cures for brain and nervous system diseases by increasing the awareness of neurotechnologies, reducing barriers to innovation and supporting long term industry growth.” http://www.neurotechindustry.org

Zack has just published a new book that I am very much looking forward to reading in the near future: The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing Our World. He has had unique access to many of the new technologies that could transform our society, and has shared information that all of us should be aware of, since these technologies could transform society as we know it.

Learn more about The Neuro Revolution http://www.theneurorevolution.com

 

 

Your Brain is Growing!

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YOUR BRAIN IS GROWING! Brain plasticity (the brain’s ability to change itself) is a concept that was not totally accepted until the last couple of decades, although early brain development pioneers including neurosurgeons Temple Fay, M.D.;  Eugene Spitz, M.D.; and physciatrist Robert J. Doman, M.D., knew this was possible dating back to the mid twentieth century. Now it’s commonly accepted in the scientific community that the brain grows new connections through dendritic growth and synaptic propagation.

A more recent theory in neuroscience and neurobiology is Adult Neurogenesis (birth of neurons) in which new neurons are created. There was a long-held belief that adult neurogenesis didn’t occur, but that precept is changing. In fact adult neurogenesis does appear to be a reality and is thought to promote neuroplasticity. Further research shows that new adult neurons may help us learn complex tasks, and flourish when challenged.   

Scientific American published an in depth article How to Save New Brain Cells in the March 2009 Issue that delves into the science that provides support for the benefits of engaging in mentally stimulating tasks.  The author is Tracey J. Shors, a professor in the department of psychology and the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University.

The article opens up the possibility that exercising your mind with brain fitness programs, BrainBuilder® is one such program, may have a real basis in neurobiology. 

Read Article http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=saving-new-brain-cells