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Oferta de libro en honor del Mes de la Salud Mental

TrajectoriaSaludCerebral_webEste Mayo se celebra el Mes de la Salud Mental a nivel internacional, y desde SharpBrains queremos contribuir a la concienciación y educación acerca de estos temas.

Portada_ComoInvertirEnSuCerebro_LDDesde hoy y hasta el 31 de Mayo, la versión kindle del libro Cómo invertir en su cerebro: Una guía SharpBrains para mejorar su mente y su vida estará disponible con un descuento del 80%.

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Descripción: ¿Sabía usted que hoy se crearán varios miles de neuronas nuevas en su cerebro? ¿Y que lo que haga, piense y sienta hoy determinará la supervivencia de esas nuevas neuronas, Read the rest of this entry »

Book review: Grit is a tool in the toolbox, not the silver bullet



West Point cadets endure a grueling level of physical exertion, emotional challenge, and social abuse. The standards for completing the training are high, as is the dropout rate.

According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, who has studied these cadets, what sets the graduates apart from those who don’t complete the training Read the rest of this entry »

How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles

yoga_wellnessYoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss (The Telegraph):

“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey finds significant promise for home-based, data-rich cognitive therapy among stroke survivors

ConstantTherapyTelehealth Sees Success in Therapy (MHealth Intelligence):

“Telehealth-based therapy programs for stroke survivors have helped increase cognitive and language skills and enabled patients to receive therapy five times more often, according to one company. Read the rest of this entry »

Large multi-center study to test videogame-like digital therapy as (potentially) FDA-cleared ADHD treatment

evo_akiliAkili Labs recruits for ADHD trial with ambitions of FDA clearance for digital medicine (MedCity News)

“Akili Labs has kicked off open enrollment for a clinical trial of its Project EVO video game platform in a quest to secure for 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead indication Read the rest of this entry »

Next week in San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference


Quick reminder: SharpBrains’ IP Analyst Nikhil Sriraman will moderate a fascinating session Validated NeuroWellness: A New Frontier– at the Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference, May 17-18th (see promo code below, if you want to register).

Panel description: Wellness digital technology products that claim to improve our cognitive and emotional health, Read the rest of this entry »

The Hermann grid optical illusion, explained

In this image, do you see something other than black and white? Does it matter if you look directly at one of the black blocks, vs. at one of the intersections?

Hermann Grid

While there are really only black blocks and white spaces in the grid, the high contrast black and white areas fool the eyes into perceiving a gray circle at each intersection. The illusion results from Read the rest of this entry »

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