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Brain teaser to test your attention and memory: Can you identify Apple’s logo?

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We don’t notice much of what we see: 85 col­lege stu­dents tried to draw the Apple logo from mem­ory; 84 failed (Sci­ence Daily):

Could you draw the ubiq­ui­tous Apple com­puter logo from memory?…Out of 85 UCLA under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, only one cor­rectly repro­duced the Apple logo when asked to draw it on a blank sheet of paper. Fewer than half the stu­dents cor­rectly iden­ti­fied the actual logo when Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To succeed at school, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ March e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights.

Upcom­ing events

New research

New tools

 

Enjoy the spring!

Final 24 hours to join brain development & ADHD online course at early bird rates

ADHDHeads-up: early bird rates to reg­is­ter for How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Devel­op­ment–our upcom­ing online course fea­tur­ing Duke University’s Dr. David Rabiner–end tomor­row Wednes­day, April 1st, 2015. Click here to learn more about the course objec­tive, Fac­ulty and syllabus!

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 »

New online course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development (early bird rates end April 1st)

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