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Maximizing the mental health and performance of leaders, artists, scientists…and astronauts

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That will be the focus of the fourth ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

Max­i­miz­ing the men­tal health and per­for­mance of lead­ers, artists, scientists…and astronauts

  • Ed Batista, Exec­u­tive Coach and Instruc­tor at Stan­ford Busi­ness School
  • Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Founder of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Consortium
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neuroscience
  • Chair: Maseena ZieglerAuthor, Forbes Con­trib­u­tor & World Eco­nomic Forum Young Global Leader

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Scaling up meditation, mindfulness practices via biofeedback systems and wellness programs

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That will be the focus of the third ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness prac­tices via biofeed­back sys­tems and well­ness programs

  • Dr. Dou­glass Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Ariel Garten, CEO of InteraXon
  • Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foundation
  • Dr. Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource

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How to harness videogames and big data to personalize cognitive training

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That will be the focus of the sec­ond ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

How to har­ness videogames and big data to deliver per­son­al­ized cog­ni­tive training

  • Dr. Joe Hardy, ‎VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
  • Dr. Daphne Bave­lier, Head of the Bave­lier Brain & Learn­ing Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Geneva
  • Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

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Research trend: The brain benefits of learning and speaking a second language

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What hap­pens in the brain when you learn a lan­guage? (The Guardian):

Learn­ing a for­eign lan­guage can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish sci­en­tists dis­cov­ered when they used brain scans to mon­i­tor what hap­pens when some­one learns a sec­ond lan­guage. The study is part of Read the rest of this entry »

The State of the Brain Fitness Movement: demographic, scientific, and market trends, explained

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That will be the focus of the first ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

The State of the Brain Fit­ness Move­ment: demo­graphic, sci­en­tific, and mar­ket trends, explained

  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Jack Young, Head of Qual­comm Life Fund
  • Dr. David Rabiner, Asso­ciate Dean of Trin­ity Col­lege at Duke University
  • Chair: Patri­cia Marx, Staff Writer at The New Yorker

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Trend: From anti-depressant “magic pills” towards targeted combination of medications and cognitive therapy

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Com­bi­na­tion of Cog­ni­tive Ther­apy and Drugs Effec­tively Treats Severe Non-Chronic Depres­sion (Uni­ver­sity Herald):

Pre­vi­ous stud­ies showed that about two-thirds of the patients with major depres­sive dis­or­der will recu­per­ate on anti-depressant med­ica­tions; about one-third of the patients will expe­ri­ence full remis­sion, but half will then dete­ri­o­rate before fully recov­er­ing. Cog­ni­tive ther­apy is as effec­tive as med­ica­tion alone, but Read the rest of this entry »

General Motors to adopt eye, head-tracking technology to reduce distracted driving

eyeheadtrackingGM to launch cars that can pick up on dis­tracted dri­ving (Finan­cial Times):

Gen­eral Motors, the largest US auto man­u­fac­turer by sales, is prepar­ing to launch the world’s first mass-produced cars with eye– and head-tracking tech­nol­ogy that can tell whether dri­vers are dis­tracted, accord­ing to peo­ple with knowl­edge of the plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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