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10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies

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Last month I had the for­tune to join over 1,900 pio­neers from 90 coun­tries at the World Eco­nomic Forum’s Annual Meet­ing in Tian­jin, China, to dis­cuss how inno­va­tion can improve the state of the world.

Through­out hun­dreds of pan­els, work­shops, pri­vate meet­ings and social gath­er­ings, we exam­ined how to deal with cli­mate change, how to invest in pub­lic infra­struc­ture, how to bet­ter reg­u­late finan­cial ser­vices, and dozens of other press­ing top­ics. In address­ing these issues, every­one — inde­pen­dent of nation­al­ity or dis­ci­pline – brought to the table our most pre­cious asset: the amaz­ing Human Brain.

Dur­ing stim­u­lat­ing and cap­ti­vat­ing ses­sions we explored Read the rest of this entry »

Challenge: Helping consumers separate brain training wheat from brain games chaff

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Brain-Training Com­pa­nies Get Advice From Some Aca­d­e­mics, Crit­i­cism From Oth­ers (The Chron­i­cle of Higher Education):

…brain-game com­pa­nies entice peo­ple to buy sub­scrip­tions to their online train­ing pro­grams, many of which promise to increase cus­tomers’ “neu­ro­plas­tic­ity,” “fluid intel­li­gence,” and work­ing mem­ory capac­ity. They even claim to help stave off the effects of aging.

Lead­ing sci­en­tists have crit­i­cized those promises Read the rest of this entry »

Best practices to assess and enhance brain functions via mobile devices and wearables

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessDon’t miss the ses­sion Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring:

  • Corinna E. Lathan, Founder and CEO of Anthro­Tronix (just received FDA clear­ance)
  • Eddie Mar­tucci, VP Research & Devel­op­ment at Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Alex Doman, Co-Founder of Sleep Genius
  • Joan Sev­er­son, Pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal Arte­facts (devel­oper of BrainBaseline)
  • Chair: Jayne Plun­kett, Mem­ber of the Group Man­age­ment Board for Swiss Re

We are look­ing for­ward to it!

–> Explore the Agenda @ 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, and join­ us Octo­ber 28-30th! (10%-off promo code: sharp2014)

Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroimaging Center & Akili co-founder, to speak at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

adam gazzaleyHappy 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. 2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessHe 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.

–> Explore the Agenda @ 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, and join­ us Octo­ber 28-30th!

Hábitos para una vida laboral más próspera

profesional_siestaDormir 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.”

Focused ultrasound as emerging method of non-invasive neurotechnology

Brain_ultrasoundSound 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 »

AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Corinna_LathanHappy 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 »

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