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What’s new at Baycrest, Lumosity, BrainBaseline, SharpBrains

Dur­ing Expo Day at the The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit selected Sum­mit Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solutions:

  • Bay­crest: Meet the new $100m+ Cana­dian Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion, with Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Read the rest of this entry »

Innovative brain-based partnerships to improve health and life at scale

In the grow­ing and rapidly evolv­ing cat­e­gory of neuro and cognitive technologies, there are mul­ti­ple oppor­tu­ni­ties for devel­op­ers to part­ner with large-scale orga­ni­za­tions look­ing for new ways to improve Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Raising a teen with ADHD adds significant stress to parents–especially to mothers

MOTHER-TEENAGE-SONNumerous studies have established that parents of children with ADHD experience more stress in their parenting role than other parents. Although it is reasonable to expect that this would also be true for parents of adolescents with ADHD, this issue Read the rest of this entry »

Lessons learned in bringing innovative brain fitness solutions to market

Suc­cess­ful inno­va­tors dis­sected key mar­ket & tech­nol­ogy trends and mod­els to val­i­date and com­mer­cial­ize inno­va­tion, with a par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on how to cre­ate a loyal user base and gain main­stream dis­tri­b­u­tion via a diver­sity of channels. Read the rest of this entry »

Under what conditions does brain training work?

Despite ongo­ing con­tro­ver­sies, the evi­dence is clear: Some brain train­ing inter­ven­tions (in a broad def­i­n­i­tion, includ­ing cog­ni­tive train­ing, vir­tual real­ity and brain stim­u­la­tion) work, and some don’t. What explains the dif­fer­ence? Read the rest of this entry »

Lumos Labs (maker of Lumosity) pays $2 million to settle FTC deceptive advertising charges

Exterior of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington, D.C.

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Lumosity must pay $2 million after “unfounded” brain game claims (Fast Company):

“The maker of brain game app Lumosity has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged it deceived consumers about the product’s brain-training benefits.

The FTC said Tuesday that Lumosity made “unfounded claims” that its games could help users do better at work and school and help reduce the effects of conditions including Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 SharpBrains Articles of 2015

hippocampus_brainThese are the 10 most popular articles with sharpbrains.com readers in 2015, covering everything brain-related from latest research findings to healthy living tips and emerging neurotechnologies:

1. Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters

2. To harness neuroplasticity, start with enthusiasm

brain_hands_large3. The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains

4. How learning changes your brain

5. Why you turn down the radio when you’re lost

6. 10 neu­rotech­nolo­gies about to trans­form brain enhance­ment and brain health

7. What are cognitive abilities and how to boost them?

8. 8 Tips To Remember What You Read

9. Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging

10. Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress

 

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Have a great 2016!

Alvaro Fernandez & the SharpBrains Team

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