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Compumedics ranked #22 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

CompumedicsCom­pumedics devel­ops diag­nos­tic devices for sleep (polysomnog­ra­phy) and other neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions (EEG, EMG, epilepsy, TCD). Their prod­ucts fall under the brands Grael, E-series, Somte, Siesta, and Safiro and are aimed at hos­pi­tals, clin­ics, and home ser­vice providers. Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps treat depression–especially among women–but benefits are declining steadily

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Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effec­tive in treat­ing depres­sion as it used to be (The Guardian):

Every­body loves cog­ni­tive behav­ioural ther­apy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and rel­a­tively cheap approach to men­tal suffering…So it was unset­tling to learn, from a paper in the jour­nal Psy­cho­log­i­cal Bul­letin, that it seems to be get­ting less effec­tive over time. Read the rest of this entry »

Youth unemployment can lead to long-term cognitive and emotional scars

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Youth unem­ploy­ment pro­duces mul­ti­ple scar­ring effects (British Pol­i­tics & Policy):

Being unem­ployed when young leads to a higher like­li­hood of long-term ‘scar­ring’ in later life in terms of sub­se­quent lower pay, higher unem­ploy­ment and reduced life chances accord­ing to much research…There is also evi­dence of greater men­tal health prob­lems in their 40s or 50s Read the rest of this entry »

CNS Response ranked #21 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

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CNS Response is a cloud-based outcomes-sharing plat­form for EEG data. The pur­pose of the plat­form, named PEER (Psy­chi­atric EEG Eval­u­a­tion Reg­istry) is to improve treat­ment deci­sions for psy­chi­atric con­di­tions by ref­er­enc­ing the thou­sands of out­comes from pre­vi­ous trial instances. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Fitness mózgu: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, now in Polish!

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It is a plea­sure to announce the pub­li­ca­tion of the Pol­ish edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, by Pol­ish Sci­en­tific Pub­lish­ers (PWN), and with a beau­ti­ful and pow­er­ful cover! Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Translating brain activity signals into driving and other computer-assisted interactions

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The car pow­ered by your MIND: BMW i3 nav­i­gates a track using noth­ing but its driver’s brain waves (Daily Mail):

Con­trol­ling cars with your mind may sound like some­thing from a sci­ence fic­tion film but this futur­is­tic idea has just become a real­ity. Experts have mod­i­fied a BMW i3 elec­tric car so it can be dri­ven remotely using just a person’s thoughts Read the rest of this entry »

Sedline (a Masimo company) ranked #20 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

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Sed­Line is a pro­ducer of EEG mon­i­tor­ing devices that are used to deter­mine the state of a patient dur­ing anes­the­sia or seda­tion. Their prod­uct is based on research show­ing that EEG activ­ity fol­lows pre­dictable pat­terns as the brain falls asleep, Read the rest of this entry »

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