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Study: Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD in only 12 sessions?

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Neu­ro­feed­back — also known as EEG Biofeed­back — is treat­ment for ADHD in which indi­vid­u­als learn to pro­duce and main­tain a pat­tern of EEG activ­ity that is con­sis­tent with a focused, atten­tive state. This is done by col­lect­ing EEG data from indi­vid­u­als as they focus on stim­uli pre­sented on a com­puter screen. Their abil­ity to con­trol the stim­uli, for exam­ple, keep­ing the smile on a smi­ley face or keep­ing a video play­ing, is con­tin­gent on main­tain­ing an EEG state con­sis­tent with focused atten­tion. Over­time, Read the rest of this entry »

Shaping the Brain Fitness Movement: Preliminary Summit Agenda unveiled

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessWe are pleased to announce the Pre­lim­i­nary Agenda for the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014), fea­tur­ing these world-class sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and prac­ti­tion­ers (and more com­ing soon!). Please con­sider join­ing us:

  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius

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Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer

brain-femaleprofileG20 World Brain Map­ping and Ther­a­peu­tics Ini­tia­tive Part­ners with EU Human Brain Project (DD&D):

Accord­ing to the World Health Organization’s large-scale stud­ies, about a third of the adult world­wide pop­u­la­tion suf­fer from a men­tal dis­or­der such as depres­sion, anx­i­ety and schiz­o­phre­nia. If also taken together with neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders, such as demen­tia and stroke, these “dis­or­ders of the brain” account for Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Resource raising $7m to expand corporate brain wellness offerings

InvestmentBRC $7 mil­lion cap­i­tal rais­ing to expand sales (Investor Communication):

Brain Resource Lim­ited (“BRC”) is pleased to announce that it has bind­ing com­mit­ments to raise approx­i­mately A$7 million…BRC has to date suc­cess­fully sold its on-line MyBrain­So­lu­tions prod­uct into two very large U.S. Brain Health mar­kets that have very high needs: Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking Myers-Briggs personality test: Can we pigeon­hole people?

Myers-BriggsWhy the Myers-Briggs test is totally mean­ing­less (Vox):

The Myers-Briggs Type Indi­ca­tor is prob­a­bly the most widely used per­son­al­ity test in the world…The only prob­lem? The test is com­pletely mean­ing­less… Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming?

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We had a great event last Thurs­day in Lon­don to dis­cuss the future of applied neu­ro­science and gam­ing. Thank you, Brainbow/ Peak team, for host­ing us, and Strate­gic North for help­ing pro­mote it! Read the rest of this entry »

How to improve memory skills and remember what you read: Beyond phonics and “whole language”

Horizontal Stacked BooksDespite the increas­ing visual media we are increas­ingly exposed to, read­ing is still an impor­tant skill. Whether it is school text­books, online news­pa­pers or reg­u­lar books, peo­ple still read, though not as much as they used to. One rea­son that many peo­ple don’t read much is that they don’t read well. For them, Read the rest of this entry »

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