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Can better cognitive testing platforms accelerate pharma’s Alzheimer’s research and development efforts?

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Alzheimer’s cure behind the boom in brain sci­ence (Finan­cial Review):

Bio­gen is one of many mem­bers of big pharma seek­ing the block­buster drug which will inevitably be worth mul­ti­ple bil­lions of dol­lars. Big pharma in the US spends about $US5 bil­lion a year on Alzheimer’s research and development.

Expo­nen­tial growth in the dis­ease over the past decade has not been accom­pa­nied by the devel­op­ment of approved drugs. In fact, Read the rest of this entry »

Growing demand for products to enhance cognition and memory

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Mar­ket­ing Cog­ni­tion Prod­ucts (Nat­ural Prod­ucts Insider):

Cog­ni­tion and brain health is a hot topic, espe­cially in light of the aging population…As there is cur­rently no cure for demen­tia, con­sumers have a strong inter­est in both per­for­mance and pre­ven­tive cog­ni­tion prod­ucts that include an array of options from Read the rest of this entry »

April 2015 Update: Latest neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ April e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights…and includ­ing a fun brain teaser at the end.

Upcom­ing events:

New research:

New tools:

New think­ing:

 

Finally, here’s a brain teaser to test your atten­tion and mem­ory: Can you iden­tify Apple’s logo?

Have a great month of May

The best brain supplement to delay memory and thinking decline: A mentally stimulating job

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Chal­leng­ing Work Tasks May Have an Upside for the Brain (new study):

Pro­fes­sion­als whose jobs require more speak­ing, devel­op­ing strate­gies, con­flict res­o­lu­tion and man­age­r­ial tasks may expe­ri­ence bet­ter pro­tec­tion against mem­ory and think­ing decline in old age than their co-workers, accord­ing to a new study Read the rest of this entry »

Next: EEG systems getting ready to integrate brain activity monitoring into daily living

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Dig­i­tal tat­too lets you con­trol devices with mind power alone (New Scientist):

WHAT’S on your mind? For £79, any­one can buy a head­set that reads the elec­tri­cal activ­ity of their brain. It’s called an elec­troen­cephalo­gram, or EEG, and you can use it to con­trol devices with the power of your mind. But there’s a draw­back: Read the rest of this entry »

Next: NeuroGaming conference + ESCoNS Summit in 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 »

Upcoming online course on ADHD treatments to include com­ple­men­tary 1-year treat­ment mon­i­tor­ing system

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Great news: Sharp­Brains’ upcom­ing course How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Devel­op­ment will include a com­ple­men­tary treat­ment mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem for 1-year to course par­tic­i­pants. Based on Dr. Rabiner’s guid­ance, a soft­ware ven­dor has devel­oped an online sys­tem that Read the rest of this entry »

UNVEILED TODAY: New market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology Intellectual Property

FINAL DAYS TO REGISTER: Online course on How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development

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