Happy to share that Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center and Co-founder of Akili Interactive Labs, will share his work and insights on Improving brain & mental health via digital platforms, neuroplasticity research and the White House BRAIN initiative, at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th).
Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty member in the Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry departments, and principal investigator of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that conducts research on the neural mechanisms of attention and memory. A major focus of his research has been to expand our understanding of the alterations in the aging brain that lead to cognitive decline. He has received many awards and honors for his research, including the 1997 Cortical Scholar Award, Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Award and the Ellison Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging.
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Dormir la siesta te hace mejor profesional (Expansión):
“El español Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez dirige SharpBrains, una empresa estadounidense que investiga cómo mejorar la salud, la educación y la formación a través de la ciencia del cerebro y la innovación, y es coautor de Cómo invertir en su cerebro, publicado en castellano el pasado febrero. “No hay que esperar a tener un problema médico para cuidar tu cerebro. Cuanto más lo ejercites, más rendirás en el trabajo, mejorarás tu estado de ánimo y ayudarás a prevenir enfermedades”, explica Fernández Ibáñez.”
Sound Waves Can Heal Brain Disorders (Scientific American):
“…Physicians are also considering high-intensity focused ultrasound as an alternative to brain surgery. Patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia are increasingly being treated with Read the rest of this entry »
Happy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix, will discuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clearance of their DANA neurocognitive test at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th), during the session Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables.
Dr. Corinna Lathan leads AnthroTronix, a biomedical engineering product development company and pioneer in mobile platform technology. Their DANA™ product is Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, will speak at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th) about How front-line professionals can incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices.
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Frates is trained as a physiatrist as well as a health and wellness coach. Read the rest of this entry »
Individuals and institutions worldwide are expected to spend over $1.3 billion in 2014 in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based solutions to assess and enhance brain function. Growth is poised to continue, fueled by major government initiatives such as the White House BRAIN initiative, emerging mobile and non-invasive neurotechnologies, and by consumer and patient demands for self-driven, proactive brain care. For example, 83% of surveyed early-adopters agree that “adults of all ages should take charge of their own brain fitness, without waiting for their doctors to tell them to” and “would personally take a brief assessment every year as an annual mental check-up.”
How are innovators in science, industry and practice harnessing the opportunity at hand and shaping the future of brain fitness for maximum social benefit?
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Do brain games work? (The Boston Globe):
“There’s intense interest — and the potential for big money — in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 million users…The market for Lumosity and competitors like Cogmed and Posit Science is growing 25 percent a year, according to SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness research firm. Read the rest of this entry »