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Now in Spanish: Cuidar la salud mental va a ser uno de los mandatos del siglo XXI

(News in Eng­lish here)

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Este emprende­dor de la neu­ro­cien­cia quiere entre­nar tu cere­bro (Ser­vi­cio de Infor­ma­ción y Noti­cias Científicas):

Mien­tras entre­visto el econ­o­mista Álvaro Fer­nán­dez (Bil­bao, 1973) en Wash­ing­ton DC (Esta­dos Unidos) para este artículo, estoy al mismo tiempo escuchando sus respues­tas, inten­tando que no se me olvide la sigu­iente pre­gunta, recor­dando que debo avisar a un amigo de que lle­garé tarde… y atento a Read the rest of this entry »

Growing awareness of the opportunities and risks posed by pharmacological cognitive enhancement (aka “smart drugs”)

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More research needed on use of ‘smart drugs’ by healthy peo­ple (Med­ical News):

Drugs such as methylphenidate and modafinil, mar­keted as Ritalin and Provigil respec­tively, are used by some healthy indi­vid­u­als in order to boost their cog­ni­tive per­for­mance, despite a gen­eral lack of knowl­edge about Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To succeed at school, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ March e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights.

Upcom­ing events

New research

New tools

 

Enjoy the spring!

Join upcoming brain development & ADHD online course at early bird rates

ADHDHeads-up: you can now reg­is­ter for How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Devel­op­ment–our upcom­ing online course fea­tur­ing Duke University’s Dr. David Rabiner. Click here to learn more about the course objec­tive, Fac­ulty and syllabus!

New course to provide an updated review of conventional & complementary ADHD treatments

Dear Sharp­Brains reader,

I hope you are doing well.

I am writ­ing to let you know about an upcom­ing online course on how to nav­i­gate ADHD treat­ments that I am devel­op­ing with Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, founder of the Sharp­Brains ser­vice track­ing applied brain sci­ence. The course will take place this May, and is intended to equip par­ents and allied pro­fes­sion­als with the infor­ma­tion they need to Read the rest of this entry »

Digital health–with a brain twist–sees increased military adoption

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Mobile mashup: The military’s pro­lif­er­at­ing mix of smart­phones and tablets (Defense Systems):

Smart­phones and tablets are rapidly mak­ing their way into mil­i­tary oper­a­tions, trim­ming costs and giv­ing warfight­ers tightly focused capa­bil­i­ties. But these ben­e­fits raise a host of chal­lenges, rang­ing from secu­rity and the need for ruggedi­za­tion, to require­ments for Read the rest of this entry »

Next: FDA-cleared mobile brain monitoring tools to detect cognitive impairment

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FDA Has Cleared New Cog­ni­tive Screen­ing Tests (Alzforum):

The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion recently cleared, mean­ing it deemed safe, two tests that may help doc­tors screen for cog­ni­tive decline. One is the so-called Cog­ni­sion sys­tem from Neu­ronetrix, a com­pany based in Read the rest of this entry »

New online course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development

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