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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, some 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 »

Study: Fewer than 19% of ADHD treatment plans monitor treatment response according to guidelines

adhd-workingmemoryWhat did they find (at a recent study, pub­lished in the jour­nal Pedi­atrics, sur­vey­ing community-based ADHD diag­noses and treatments)?

  • For around 30 per­cent of chil­dren diag­nosed with ADHD, the evi­dence that DSM cri­te­ria were met was missing.
  • ADHD rat­ing scales were col­lected from par­ents and teach­ers for only 56 per­cent of youth with an ADHD diagnosis.

Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Taking health (and brain health) care “beyond the pill”

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How Device Mak­ers Can Take Health­care “Beyond the Pill” (Med­ical Device and Diag­nos­tic Industry):

One thing is clear: Pharma’s com­mit­ment to “beyond the pill” has never been so apparent.

Each and every pharma com­pany seems to have formed a divi­sion or a strate­gic team to explore new ser­vices around patient com­pli­ance, pop­u­la­tion health data and fur­ther­ing con­nec­tiv­ity for improv­ing patient man­age­ment… Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Combining EEG with augmented reality to reinvent brain-computer interactions

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DAQRI buys EEG tracker Melon to build out aug­mented real­ity hel­met (Mobi­Health News):

Melon, the EEG-tracking head­band com­pany that raised nearly triple its ini­tial goal in a 2013 crowd­fund­ing cam­paign, has been acquired by DAQRI, an enter­prise aug­mented real­ity com­pany founded in 2010, 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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