Brain scans reveal how poverty hurts children’s brains (Bloomberg):
“Growing up poor has long been linked to lower academic test scores. And there’s now mounting evidence that it’s partly because kids can suffer real physical consequences from low family incomes, including brains that are less equipped to learn. Read the rest of this entry »
The Office of Technology Licensing is responsible for the management of intellectual property assets at Stanford University, where neuroscience researchers have produced multiple pervasive neurotech patents that pertain mostly to cognitive state monitoring and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
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Time for SharpBrains’ July e-newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key brain-related news and insights.
First of all, a reminder to Save the Date for 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17-19th), where leading experts will discuss Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (to register with 10% discount, use this code: sharp2015).
More on Pervasive Neurotechnologies:
Finally, we are proud to welcome “Fitness mózgu” — The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, now in Polish!
Have a great month of August
Too much TV, low physical activity may worsen cognitive function (Medical News Today):
“The team’s study included more than 3,200 adults aged 18–30…Over 25 years, the researchers recorded participants’ television viewing time and physical activity levels…In the study, high television viewing was defined as more than 4 hours daily, while low physical activity was defined as Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Training May Help Avoid Civilian Casualties (Duke Today):
“Although firing a gun seems like one action, it is made up of many smaller decisions and movements that require coordination between multiple brain areas.
The sudden decision to not shoot, called ‘response inhibition,’ is critical when someone innocent comes into the line of fire. Read the rest of this entry »
Heads-up: From November 15 to the 17th, the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit will feature over 40 of the world’s top scientists, innovators and experts working on ways to monitor and enhance brain health harnessing a range of emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies.
The Summit, now in its sixth year, provides a vibrant and convenient forum to discover emerging trends and discuss most pressing topics, grouped around four major themes:
- How to measure and improve outcomes that matter
- How to engage key stakeholders and influencers
- How to harness emerging non-invasive, potentially ubiquitous neurotechnologies
- How to spur, validate and commercialize innovation
To Learn More and Register, visit 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th, 2015)
(10%-off promotional code: sharp2015)
Compumedics develops diagnostic devices for sleep (polysomnography) and other neurological conditions (EEG, EMG, epilepsy, TCD). Their products fall under the brands Grael, E-series, Somte, Siesta, and Safiro and are aimed at hospitals, clinics, and home service providers. Read the rest of this entry »