By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are proud to announce four excellent additions to the quite stellar Speaker roster at the upcoming 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th):
- Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute for Mental Health, will share his vision for a better brain health & mental health system, and issue a call to action and innovation to get there
- Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the new Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, will discuss how front-line professionals can improve standards of cognitive care today
- Rajiv Pant, Chief Technology Officer at The New York Times, will chair a fascinating session on how to scale up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors
- Mark Baxter, Head of Product (FitBrains) at Rosetta Stone, will show how big data and videogames can help detect subtle changes in cognition and personalize cognitive stimulation
—> Learn more about the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th). You can register with a 10% discount using promotional code: sharp2014. Please join us!
New EEG electrode set for fast and easy measurement of brain function abnormalities (press release):
“A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland…make it possible to attach the electrode set on the patient quickly Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to share that Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and neurotechnology visionary, will open the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on Tuesday, October 28th.
Prior to this appointment at NIMH, Dr. Insel was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. He has published over 250 scientific articles and four books, served on numerous academic, scientific, and professional committees and boards, and is a recipient of several awards, including the Outstanding Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Insel graduated from the combined B.A.-M.D. program at Boston University, did his internship at Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts, and his residency at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.
–> Explore the Agenda at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and consider joining us October 28-30th!
Credit: Vincent Pieribone, Ph.D., John B. Pierce Laboratory, Inc.
Obama’s Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology (MIT Technology Review):
“…The White House had committed to spending $100 million this year on the project, which seeks to develop new technologies for studying the brain. As part of that, today the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Read the rest of this entry »
Exercise Is ADHD Medication (The Atlantic): “This morning the medical journal Pediatrics published research that found kids who took part in a regular physical activity program showed important enhancement of cognitive performance and brain function. The findings…“demonstrate a causal effect of a physical program on executive control, and provide support for physical activity for improving childhood cognition Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Barbara Arrowsmith Young
What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As discussed in The Brain that Changes Itself and in my own book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, I launched the Arrowsmith Program, a suite of cognitive exercises–now in more that 60 schools–designed to strengthen weak cognitive areas that underlie a number of specific learning difficulties and disabilities.
I did so based on my journey to overcome my own severe specific learning difficulties Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
How often do you review and comment on a document while talking on the phone with a colleague about an unrelated matter? Or think about your problems at work while helping your child with his homework? Read the rest of this entry »