Excited to announce that Dr. Douglas Ziedonis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will share his work and insights on Scaling up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors, at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th).
Dr. Ziedonis is also President of UMass Memorial Behavioral Health Services. He is internationally recognized for his research and leadership in addressing co-occurring addiction and mental illness, in particular tobacco and also food addiction. He is Director of the UMass Center of Excellence (COE) in Addictions and Co-Director of the UMass COE in Neurosciences. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t miss the session How can front-line professionals incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit next week, featuring:
- Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
- Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center
- Barbara Van Amburg, Chief Nursing Officer at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
- Kate Sullivan, Director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- Chair: Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion
We are looking forward to it!
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By: Alvaro Fernandez
Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world.
Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing Human Brain.
During stimulating and captivating sessions we explored Read the rest of this entry »
Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others (The Chronicle of Higher Education):
“…brain-game companies entice people to buy subscriptions to their online training programs, many of which promise to increase customers’ “neuroplasticity,” “fluid intelligence,” and working memory capacity. They even claim to help stave off the effects of aging.
Leading scientists have criticized those promises Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t miss the session Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit next week, featuring:
- Corinna E. Lathan, Founder and CEO of AnthroTronix (just received FDA clearance)
- Eddie Martucci, VP Research & Development at Akili Interactive Labs
- Alex Doman, Co-Founder of Sleep Genius
- Joan Severson, President of Digital Artefacts (developer of BrainBaseline)
- Chair: Jayne Plunkett, Member of the Group Management Board for Swiss Re
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Happy to share that Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center and Co-founder of Akili Interactive Labs, will share his work and insights on Improving brain & mental health via digital platforms, neuroplasticity research and the White House BRAIN initiative, at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th).
Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty member in the Read the rest of this entry »
Dormir la siesta te hace mejor profesional (Expansión):
“El español Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez dirige SharpBrains, una empresa estadounidense que investiga cómo mejorar la salud, la educación y la formación a través de la ciencia del cerebro y la innovación, y es coautor de Cómo invertir en su cerebro, publicado en castellano el pasado febrero. “No hay que esperar a tener un problema médico para cuidar tu cerebro. Cuanto más lo ejercites, más rendirás en el trabajo, mejorarás tu estado de ánimo y ayudarás a prevenir enfermedades”, explica Fernández Ibáñez.”