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
—> Learn more about the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th). You can register with a 10% discount using promotional code: sharp2014. Please join us!
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 »
New EEG electrode set for fast and easy measurement of brain function abnormalities (press release):
“A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland…make it possible to attach the electrode set on the patient quickly Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to share that Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and neurotechnology visionary, will open the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on Tuesday, October 28th.
Prior to this appointment at NIMH, Dr. Insel was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. He has published over 250 scientific articles and four books, served on numerous academic, scientific, and professional committees and boards, and is a recipient of several awards, including the Outstanding Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Insel graduated from the combined B.A.-M.D. program at Boston University, did his internship at Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts, and his residency at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.
–> Explore the Agenda at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and consider joining us October 28-30th!
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As the Founding President and Medical Director at the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation for over 20 years, I am more excited than ever about the possibilities for enhanced mental performance and brain longevity for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »