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Update: Neuroscience 2.0 — Taking the brain lab to the people

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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).

New tools:

New research:

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

Study: High television viewing and low physical activity can significantly worsen long-term cognitive function

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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 »

Study: Training law-enforcement “itchy brains” can reduce shooting-related civilian casualties

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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 »

Save the Date: 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit to take place November 17-19th — Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era

2015SharpBrainsVirtualSummit_webHeads-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:

  1. How to mea­sure and improve out­comes that matter
  2. How to engage key stake­hold­ers and influencers
  3. How to har­ness emerg­ing non-invasive, poten­tially ubiq­ui­tous neurotechnologies
  4. 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 ranked #22 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

CompumedicsCom­pumedics 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 »

Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps treat depression–especially among women–but benefits are declining steadily

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Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effec­tive in treat­ing depres­sion as it used to be (The Guardian):

Every­body loves cog­ni­tive behav­ioural ther­apy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and rel­a­tively cheap approach to men­tal suffering…So it was unset­tling to learn, from a paper in the jour­nal Psy­cho­log­i­cal Bul­letin, that it seems to be get­ting less effec­tive over time. Read the rest of this entry »

Youth unemployment can lead to long-term cognitive and emotional scars

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Youth unem­ploy­ment pro­duces mul­ti­ple scar­ring effects (British Pol­i­tics & Policy):

Being unem­ployed when young leads to a higher like­li­hood of long-term ‘scar­ring’ in later life in terms of sub­se­quent lower pay, higher unem­ploy­ment and reduced life chances accord­ing to much research…There is also evi­dence of greater men­tal health prob­lems in their 40s or 50s Read the rest of this entry »

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