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Neurotechnology, Health and Brain Fitness News

Today we have a number of industry announcements:

1) New editions of these Blog Carnivals (collections of blog posts around specific topics)

2) The Neurotechnology Industry Organization has launched a Neurotech Job Board dedicated to commercial neuroscience (mostly focused on clinical applications, like drugs and devices, not so much on prevention, health & wellness). And the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center is looking for a Research Project Manager.

3) The American Association for the Advancement of Science has finally released a report of the human enhancement workshop that took place in June 2006. Read more about it at Zack’s blog.

4) Stephanie West Allen and Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz announce the Schedule of Events for their Brains On Purpose™ Seminars (“looking at conflict and the process of conflict resolution through the lens of neuroscience”): Colorado in October and Portland in November.

5) Registration is now open for my class on The Science of Brain Health and Brain Fitness (more here), October 9 30, at UC Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

6) A couple of great events

7) The Mind & Life Institute announces 2 CDs released by Daniel Goldman and available here

  • Paul Ekman, on the CD Knowing Our Emotions, Improving Our World, “describes the great impact his participation as a presenting scientist in the 2000 Mind & Life meeting has had on his subsequent personal and professional life, and what he continues to learn from his ongoing collaboration with the Dalai Lama.”
  • Daniel Siegel, on the CD Better Lovers, Better Parents, Better People, “elaborates on the therapeutic implications of a concept central to Mind and Life’s research program: neuroplasticity, the maxim that the brain sculpts itself through repeated experiences throughout our lives.”

Aren’t we living interesting times?

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  1. Thanks for highlighting the Carnival of Education!

  2. Alvaro says:

    Matthew: you’re welcome! you hosted a nice edition.

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