Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Icon

Update: Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk

-- M GLASSER, D VAN ESSEN/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

— M GLASSER, D VAN ESSEN/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter. Happy reading!

New brain research

New tools for brain health and performance

New thinking

Finally, a quick reminder: Very early-bird rates to participate in the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th) end this Sunday, July 31st. Please consider registering early to benefit from these heavily discounted rates and to help us shape the Summit Agenda! Learn More and Register HERE.

Have a great month of August,

The SharpBrains Team

Final 96 hours for super-discounted rates @ 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th): Reinventing Brain Health

Summit_2016_logo_Brain———-

Just a quick heads-up: Very early-bird rates are ending this Sunday, July 31st. Please consider registering early to benefit from these heavily discounted rates and help us shape the Summit Agenda!

–> To Learn More and Register, click HERE.

A new era of brain cartography, powered by neuroimaging and machine learning

-- M GLASSER, D VAN ESSEN/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

— M GLASSER, D VAN ESSEN/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Human brain mapped in unprecedented detail (Nature):

“Think of a spinning globe and the patchwork of countries it depicts: such maps help us to understand where we are, and that nations differ from one another. Now, neuroscientists have charted an equivalent map of the brain’s outermost layer — the cerebral cortex — subdividing each hemisphere’s mountain- and valley-like folds into Read the rest of this entry »

ACTIVE study: Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk

BrainTraining_PositScience

–An example of a speed-of-processing task. Courtesy of Posit Science

Play on! In a first, brain training cuts risk of dementia 10 years later (STAT News):

“For the first time ever, researchers have managed to reduce people’s risk for dementia — not through a medicine, special diet, or exercise, but by having healthy older adults play a computer-based brain-training game. Read the rest of this entry »

10 complimentary passes for 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th) — Names Announced

Summit_2016_logo_Brain—————-

Dear SharpBrains readers,

Thank you everyone who completed the survey we sent out a few weeks ago; it’s a pleasure to go through so many excellent insights!

We promised to distribute 5 complimentary passes to our upcoming virtual conference among respondents whose feedback we found particularly illuminating and valuable– here are the lucky winners Read the rest of this entry »

Akili raises an additional $11.9M; brings Amgen, Merck, Pfizer and Shire to the digital medicine table

akili-game—–

Akili Adds Amgen Ventures and M Ventures* to Series B Financing, Increasing Round to $42.4 Million (press release):

“Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. (“Akili”), a digital medicine company developing novel, non-pharmacological therapeutics and diagnostics for cognitive disorders, today announced an $11.9 million expansion of its recent Series B financing. Read the rest of this entry »

Study: To improve brain health you need BOTH aerobic and cognitive exercise

— Neural networks. Photo credit: Radu Jianu, Brown University

Mental, physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits (Science Daily):

“Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas Read the rest of this entry »

Register at special low fees before July 31st

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health

About SharpBrains

As seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more, SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking applied brain science. Explore our most popular resources HERE.

Search for anything brain-related in our article archives

Enter Your Email to receive Sharp­Brains free, monthly eNewslet­ter:
Join more than 50,000 Sub­scribers and stay informed and engaged.