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Study: Brain training game helps resist unhealthy snack foods



Online game ‘may con­trol snack­ing’ (BBC News):

A com­puter game may help some peo­ple con­trol their unhealthy snack­ing habits, sug­gests a small study from the Uni­ver­sity of Exeter.

The online game, devel­oped by psy­chol­o­gists at the Uni­ver­sity of Exeter and Cardiff Uni­ver­sity, used “brain train­ing” tech­niques to change behav­iour — in this case, to resist unhealthy snack foods.  Read the rest of this entry »

McLean Hospital Corp: #16 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

McLean Hospital CorpMcLean Hos­pi­tal is the third old­est psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal in the United States and is affil­i­ated with Har­vard Med­ical School. McLean’s research efforts in neu­ro­science and psy­chi­a­try span 66 lab­o­ra­to­ries and nearly 400 research staff — it claims to have the largest research pro­gram of any pri­vate psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal. Read the rest of this entry »

New survey highlights need to improve brain health literacy



New Sur­vey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Demen­tia Risk, But Many Amer­i­cans Are Mis­in­formed (Reader’s Digest):

Reader’s Digest part­nered with the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion to sur­vey approx­i­mately 1,600 peo­ple dur­ing the month of May 2015 about their brain health and their knowl­edge of how lifestyle habits affect cog­ni­tive decline and dementia…respondents seemed to think they had more con­trol over their heart health than their brain health: Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teasers and tips to stay sharp in between jobs (and when you have one too)




Sure, you didn’t plan on being on per­ma­nent vaca­tion, a.k.a. unem­ployed, but here you are. And believe it or not, this can be a bless­ing in disguise…

Research any asso­ci­a­tions in your indus­try that might have an upcom­ing lun­cheon, con­fer­ence, or net­work­ing event. Reach out to the coor­di­na­tors to see if you could use your exper­tise at their next event…

Exer­cise your mind with Read the rest of this entry »

Pervasive Neurotechnology: The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

Great webi­nar yes­ter­day, dis­cussing some of the main find­ings in our new Per­va­sive Neu­rotech report, and illus­trat­ing emerg­ing tech & mar­ket sig­nals via patents held by Nielsen, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems (St Jude Med­ical), Medtronic, Microsoft and Brain­lab. Read the rest of this entry »

IBM ranked #14 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

ibm logoInter­na­tional Busi­ness Machines (IBM) is a multi­na­tional tech­nol­ogy com­pany and con­sul­tancy. Their prod­uct areas range from com­puter hard­ware and soft­ware to infra­struc­ture, host­ing, main­frame, and a range of ser­vices. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health



Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health innovation.

New think­ing to pro­mote life­long brain health

Emerg­ing non-invasive neurotechnologies


Have a great, and sharp, month of July!

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