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Upcoming event: NeuroGaming + ESCoNS Summit 2015 (May 5–7; San Francisco)

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Heads-up about a great upcom­ing event. The Neu­roGam­ing 2015 Con­fer­ence and Expo on May 6–7 is the place where mind and body meet game play, where neu­rogame devel­op­ers share the lat­est emo­tional, cog­ni­tive, sen­sory and behav­ioral tech­nolo­gies to cre­ate com­pelling expe­ri­ences to engage and enter­tain gamers world­wide. New this year — ESCoNS Pre-conference Sum­mit,  to take a deep dive on aca­d­e­m­i­cally rig­or­ous research into the future of ther­a­peu­tic neu­rogames for brain dis­or­ders. Read the rest of this entry »

New course to provide an updated review of conventional & complementary ADHD treatments

Dear Sharp­Brains reader,

I hope you are doing well.

I am writ­ing to let you know about an upcom­ing online course on how to nav­i­gate ADHD treat­ments that I am devel­op­ing with Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, founder of the Sharp­Brains ser­vice track­ing applied brain sci­ence. The course will take place this May, and is intended to equip par­ents and allied pro­fes­sion­als with the infor­ma­tion they need to Read the rest of this entry »

Digital health–with a brain twist–sees increased military adoption

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Mobile mashup: The military’s pro­lif­er­at­ing mix of smart­phones and tablets (Defense Systems):

Smart­phones and tablets are rapidly mak­ing their way into mil­i­tary oper­a­tions, trim­ming costs and giv­ing warfight­ers tightly focused capa­bil­i­ties. But these ben­e­fits raise a host of chal­lenges, rang­ing from secu­rity and the need for ruggedi­za­tion, to require­ments for Read the rest of this entry »

Next: FDA-cleared mobile brain monitoring tools to detect cognitive impairment

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FDA Has Cleared New Cog­ni­tive Screen­ing Tests (Alzforum):

The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion recently cleared, mean­ing it deemed safe, two tests that may help doc­tors screen for cog­ni­tive decline. One is the so-called Cog­ni­sion sys­tem from Neu­ronetrix, a com­pany based in Read the rest of this entry »

Study: An innovative telehealth service to provide high quality ADHD treatment

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An unfor­tu­nate real­ity is that many chil­dren with ADHD do not have access to high qual­ity, evidence-based treat­ment for ADHD. This is espe­cially true in rural com­mu­ni­ties where chil­dren are gen­er­ally treated by pri­mary care providers who may have less ADHD-specific train­ing than child psy­chi­a­trists and where Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast cancer survivors

fog brainUCLA study reveals treat­ment for women with breast can­cer suf­fer­ing cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties (HealthCanal):

UCLA researchers have devel­oped a pro­gram that could improve the day-to-day lives of women with breast can­cer by address­ing post-treatment cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties, some­times known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 per­cent of women after their treat­ments Read the rest of this entry »

Brain health center closes after Medicare challenges its medical claims and treatments

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New Brain Cen­ter Closes Amid Medicare Dis­pute (Bethesda Magazine):

Neur­Ex­pand Brain Cen­ter, the brain fit­ness and devel­op­ment cen­ter that opened in August in Friend­ship Heights, abruptly closed this month amid a dis­pute with Medicare.

Neu­rol­o­gist Majid Fotuhi, NeurExpand’s founder, said that Medicare reviewed the practice’s clin­i­cal pro­gram and Read the rest of this entry »

New online course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development (early bird rates end tomorrow)

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