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Challenge: Helping consumers separate brain training wheat from brain games chaff

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Brain-Training Com­pa­nies Get Advice From Some Aca­d­e­mics, Crit­i­cism From Oth­ers (The Chron­i­cle of Higher Education):

…brain-game com­pa­nies entice peo­ple to buy sub­scrip­tions to their online train­ing pro­grams, many of which promise to increase cus­tomers’ “neu­ro­plas­tic­ity,” “fluid intel­li­gence,” and work­ing mem­ory capac­ity. They even claim to help stave off the effects of aging.

Lead­ing sci­en­tists have crit­i­cized those promises Read the rest of this entry »

Best practices to assess and enhance brain functions via mobile devices and wearables

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessDon’t miss the ses­sion Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring:

  • Corinna E. Lathan, Founder and CEO of Anthro­Tronix (just received FDA clear­ance)
  • Eddie Mar­tucci, VP Research & Devel­op­ment at Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Alex Doman, Co-Founder of Sleep Genius
  • Joan Sev­er­son, Pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal Arte­facts (devel­oper of BrainBaseline)
  • Chair: Jayne Plun­kett, Mem­ber of the Group Man­age­ment Board for Swiss Re

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Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroimaging Center & Akili co-founder, to speak at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

adam gazzaleyHappy to share that Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs, will share his work and insights on Improv­ing brain & men­tal health via dig­i­tal plat­forms, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity research and the White House BRAIN ini­tia­tive, at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th).

Dr. Gaz­za­ley is a fac­ulty mem­ber in the Read the rest of this entry »

Hábitos para una vida laboral más próspera

profesional_siestaDormir la siesta te hace mejor pro­fe­sional (Expansión):

El español Álvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez dirige Sharp­Brains, una empresa esta­dounidense que inves­tiga cómo mejo­rar la salud, la edu­cación y la for­ma­ción a través de la cien­cia del cere­bro y la inno­vación, y es coau­tor de Cómo inver­tir en su cere­bro, pub­li­cado en castel­lano el pasado febrero. “No hay que esperar a tener un prob­lema médico para cuidar tu cere­bro. Cuanto más lo ejercites, más rendirás en el tra­bajo, mejo­rarás tu estado de ánimo y ayu­darás a pre­venir enfer­medades”, explica Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez.”

AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Corinna_LathanHappy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of Anthro­Tronix, will dis­cuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clear­ance of their DANA neu­rocog­ni­tive test at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th), dur­ing the ses­sion Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables.

Dr. Corinna Lathan leads Anthro­Tronix, a bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing prod­uct devel­op­ment com­pany and pio­neer in mobile plat­form tech­nol­ogy. Their DANA™ prod­uct is Read the rest of this entry »

Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Life Medicine, to speak @ 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Summit

BethFratesWe 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 »

2 Weeks to Go: Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain Fitness at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

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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? 

–> Join 40+ Speak­ers and over two hun­dred par­tic­i­pants as we dis­cuss and advance the Agenda.

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