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Recognition grows for digital brain health innovation

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Anthro­Tronix Named Edi­son Awards Final­ist for Brain Health Assess­ment Tool (press release):

Anthro­Tronix, an engi­neer­ing research and devel­op­ment firm com­mit­ted to opti­miz­ing the inter­ac­tion between peo­ple and tech­nol­ogy, announced today it has been named a 2015 Award Final­ist by the inter­na­tion­ally renowned Edi­son Awards™ for the company’s mobile Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming award for behavioral health innovation

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Quick heads-up: The Scat­ter­good Foun­da­tion and the Kennedy Forum have part­nered to rec­og­nize inno­va­tions that chal­lenge how behav­ioral health­care is cur­rently viewed, orga­nized, and prac­ticed through the cre­ation of cat­alytic con­cepts, prod­ucts, processes, ser­vices and/or tech­nolo­gies.  Read the rest of this entry »

ADHD & the brain: Does ADHD treatment improve long-term academic, social and behavioral outcomes?

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The ADHD challenge

The core symp­toms of ADHD fre­quently cause sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment in aca­d­e­mic, social and behav­ioral func­tion­ing that adversely impact indi­vid­u­als’ qual­ity of life. These symp­toms often per­sist into adult­hood, poten­tially com­pro­mis­ing an individual’s func­tion­ing over many years. Under­stand­ing how ADHD impacts long-term func­tion­ing, and whether adverse long-term affects are dimin­ished with treat­ment, is Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

market reportJust a quick heads-up to the Sharp­Brains com­mu­nity: we are wrap­ping up a com­pre­hen­sive mar­ket report on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nolo­gies (non-invasive, scal­able, poten­tially ubiq­ui­tous). To learn when it becomes avail­able, keep tuned via our e-Newsletter.

See below, in alpha­bet­i­cal order, a few of the orga­ni­za­tions to be pro­filed in the report, given their rel­e­vant intel­lec­tual prop­erty port­fo­lios (pri­mar­ily patents). Read the rest of this entry »

Next in Human Resources: Tracking brain games data to measure cognitive and emotional traits?

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Recruit­ing Bet­ter Tal­ent With Brain Games And Big Data (NPR):

Peo­ple have always wanted to find a way to assess someone’s cog­ni­tive and emo­tional traits in an objec­tive way that might give them a sense of: What is this per­son really ide­ally suited for?” she says.

So Polli co-founded Read the rest of this entry »

Update: What do schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, have in common?

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ Feb­ru­ary e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of neu­ro­science and neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain health insights.

New research

 

New think­ing

 

New tools

 

Have a great month of March!

Open question: Can coffee & Ritalin’s mental effects be delivered, safely, over a smartphone?

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Will 2015 be the year our smart­phones link up to our brains? (Pop­u­lar Science):

Thync bills itself first and fore­most as a neu­ro­science com­pany. Its sole product—slated for release later this year—is a smartphone-controlled wear­able device that will allow the user to actively alter his or her brain’s elec­tri­cal state through tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion (tDCS). The big idea: Read the rest of this entry »

Haven’t read this book yet?

May 2015 Online Course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development

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