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Next: Virtual reality therapies to help refine and spread mental health care

virtualreality_faceVirtual reality therapy is coming (The Washington Post):

“Technologists have called 2016 the year of virtual reality Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Michael Merzenich, winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, to speak at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

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We are proud to share that Dr. Michael Merzenich, Professor Emeritus at UCSF, co-developer of the first cochlear implants, pioneer of neuroplasticity research, co-founder of Scientific Learning and Posit Science, and winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, will speak at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th). You can check out the Preliminary Agenda here.

To boost productivity and cognition in the Knowledge Age, prioritize Deep work, avoid the Shallows, and Self-Quantify

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In 2009, Winifred Gallagher published his excellent Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, persuasively arguing that productivity, enjoyment and human development require extended periods of focusing.

The next year, Nicholas Carr published his fascinating The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains in which he argued that the Internet is ‘rewiring’ our brains. While his claim was exaggerated, information technology and the Internet certainly provide challenges to Read the rest of this entry »

Update: New tools, research and thinking to promote Brain Health in the Digital Age

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The Times They Are a-Changin.

In a recent survey, 91% of those polled said that “Doctors should monitor cognitive health systematically, especially when prescribing new medicaments.

This is important news, as anyone who has experienced negative side-effects, cognitive or otherwise, knows.

We need to upgrade our brain health system to reflect the realities, challenges and opportunities in the 21st century, in the midst of the Digital Age we live in.

Where should we start? In this edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, let’s take a look at some emerging tools, scientific studies and fresh ideas. Happy reading, and have a great Fall:

New tools

New research

New thinking

 

New Global Future Councils by the World Economic Forum: Shaping the present and future via cross-sector collaborations

global_future_councilsGlobal Future Councils: A Knowledge Network for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (press release):

“The World Economic Forum today convenes the Network of Global Future Councils, a community of world-leading experts and innovators to provide bold visions for solving critical global, regional and industry challenges…

The network will comprise more than 800 innovators (Editor’s Note: including our own Founder, Alvaro Fernandez) from academia, government, business, civil society, the arts and the media, and will support the Forum’s work across 14 global systems as well as prepare governments, businesses and communities…

“The Global Future Councils will help address today’s complex and urgent challenges by developing bold visions of ways we can use technology, values and policy to achieve the inclusive and sustainable outcomes our world needs,” said Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.

To learn more:

Brain hacking study: Train your cingulate cortex to reduce bias and regulate emotions

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Don’t Like Their Faces? Train Your Brain to Feel More Positive (IEEE Spectrum):

“Like it or not, we often have positive or negative feelings about a total stranger based solely on the looks of his or her face…Last week, researchers described, in the journal PLOS Biology, a brain training system that Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping the Brain in Mind: IBM and MIT partner to upgrade cognitive computing

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IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare

“IBM Research and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to further develop the scientific field of machine vision – a core aspect of artificial intelligence Read the rest of this entry »

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