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New survey highlights need to improve brain health literacy



New Sur­vey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Demen­tia Risk, But Many Amer­i­cans Are Mis­in­formed (Reader’s Digest):

Reader’s Digest part­nered with the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion to sur­vey approx­i­mately 1,600 peo­ple dur­ing the month of May 2015 about their brain health and their knowl­edge of how lifestyle habits affect cog­ni­tive decline and dementia…respondents seemed to think they had more con­trol over their heart health than their brain health: Read the rest of this entry »

Pervasive Neurotechnology: The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

Great webi­nar yes­ter­day, dis­cussing some of the main find­ings in our new Per­va­sive Neu­rotech report, and illus­trat­ing emerg­ing tech & mar­ket sig­nals via patents held by Nielsen, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems (St Jude Med­ical), Medtronic, Microsoft and Brain­lab. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health



Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health innovation.

New think­ing to pro­mote life­long brain health

Emerg­ing non-invasive neurotechnologies


Have a great, and sharp, month of July!

El negocio del cerebro, al alza…también en español



El nego­cio del cere­bro, al alza (Diario Público):

Fer­nán­dez está firme­mente con­ven­cido del poten­cial que tiene el mer­cado de la neu­rotec­nología, aunque no se le escapa que todavía existe mucho ruido mediático al respecto. No es el único, puesto que Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: From brain surgery towards non-invasive brain stimulation therapies




When Michelle Lane was inca­pac­i­tated by Parkinson’s dis­ease, her best option was brain surgery. Elec­tri­cal leads were sur­gi­cally implanted into her skull, and a pacemaker-like device installed to deliver elec­tri­cal sig­nals to the move­ment region of the brain.

Now Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for a mental edge, more professional athletes adopt brain training apps



Brain train­ing gain­ing momen­tum as new app for ath­letes to be unveiled (ESPN):

Brain sci­ence for ath­letes is get­ting more atten­tion, not only as scrutiny over con­cus­sion test­ing becomes greater with reports of long term dam­age to pros but also as brain train­ing becomes more professionalized.

Every­one is look­ing for that edge, Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Webinar: The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

webinar_neurotechJoin this upcom­ing webi­nar to dis­cuss the key take-aways from the new mar­ket report Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy: A Ground­break­ing Analy­sis of 10,000+ Patent Fil­ings Trans­form­ing Med­i­cine, Health, Enter­tain­ment and Busi­ness.


When: Tues­day, June 30th, 1-2pm US East­ern Time

  • 1–1.20pm ET: Five Key Trends Dri­ving Neu­rotech­nol­ogy to Become Pervasive
  • 1.20–1.40pm ET: How Nielsen, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems, Medtronic, Microsoft and Brain­lab emerged as lead­ing IP Holders
  • 1.40-2pm ET: Q&A

–> Learn More and Reg­is­ter HERE

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