We are proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, will speak at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th) about How front-line professionals can incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices.
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Frates is trained as a physiatrist as well as a health and wellness coach. Read the rest of this entry »
Individuals and institutions worldwide are expected to spend over $1.3 billion in 2014 in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based solutions to assess and enhance brain function. Growth is poised to continue, fueled by major government initiatives such as the White House BRAIN initiative, emerging mobile and non-invasive neurotechnologies, and by consumer and patient demands for self-driven, proactive brain care. For example, 83% of surveyed early-adopters agree that “adults of all ages should take charge of their own brain fitness, without waiting for their doctors to tell them to” and “would personally take a brief assessment every year as an annual mental check-up.”
How are innovators in science, industry and practice harnessing the opportunity at hand and shaping the future of brain fitness for maximum social benefit?
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Do brain games work? (The Boston Globe):
“There’s intense interest — and the potential for big money — in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 million users…The market for Lumosity and competitors like Cogmed and Posit Science is growing 25 percent a year, according to SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness research firm. Read the rest of this entry »
Thync gets $13 million to send electric currents to your brain (SFGate):
“Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different from most: it would send fine electric currents through the brain to alter users’ state of mind…some venture capitalists are on-board with the unusual vision: on Wednesday, it said it has raised $13 million from Khosla Ventures and other investors.
Thync says it has created the first wearable that uses “neurosignaling algorithms” to Read the rest of this entry »
Strong working memory puts brakes on problematic drug use (Medical Xpress):
“Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues…Most important in the picture is executive attention, a component of working memory that involves a person’s ability to Read the rest of this entry »
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
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We are proud to share that Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the new Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center, will speak at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on Wednesday, October 29th.
Dr. Catherine Madison, who will discuss how front-line professionals can incorporate emerging brain health toolkit to their practices, completed her medical school training at St. Louis University in Missouri, and her neurology residency at Read the rest of this entry »