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How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles

yoga_wellnessYoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss (The Telegraph):

“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey finds significant promise for home-based, data-rich cognitive therapy among stroke survivors

ConstantTherapyTelehealth Sees Success in Therapy (MHealth Intelligence):

“Telehealth-based therapy programs for stroke survivors have helped increase cognitive and language skills and enabled patients to receive therapy five times more often, according to one company. Read the rest of this entry »

Large multi-center study to test videogame-like digital therapy as (potentially) FDA-cleared ADHD treatment

evo_akiliAkili Labs recruits for ADHD trial with ambitions of FDA clearance for digital medicine (MedCity News)

“Akili Labs has kicked off open enrollment for a clinical trial of its Project EVO video game platform in a quest to secure for 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead indication Read the rest of this entry »

Next week in San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference


Quick reminder: SharpBrains’ IP Analyst Nikhil Sriraman will moderate a fascinating session Validated NeuroWellness: A New Frontier– at the Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference, May 17-18th (see promo code below, if you want to register).

Panel description: Wellness digital technology products that claim to improve our cognitive and emotional health, Read the rest of this entry »

Now Available — Lecture Recording: 25 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health


On April 21st, 2016, three well-recognized experts discussed 25 fundamental facts around neuroplasticity, brain health, resilience, cognitive enhancement, Alzheimer’s prevention, brain supplements, brain training, meditation, neurofeedback, neurogenesis,  and more.

Available online from anywhere with an Internet connection, this 90-minute lecture recording provides participants with the must-know foundation to understand the value and the limitations of emerging brain science and related technologies, empowering them to navigate the growing stream of news articles, research reports and marketing claims. Click Here to Purchase and View Recording (20%-off discount code: SB20)

FDA clears use of online cognitive/ behavioral assessment to inform ADHD diagnosis


— Previous test (QbTest), which required use of two peripheral devices, a small button and a camera.

Qbtech receives FDA clearance for online test that assesses ADHD (MobiHealth News):

“Sweden-based Qbtech has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for an online tool, called QbCheck, that offers clinical decision-making support for diagnosing and treating children with ADHD Read the rest of this entry »

For a good night’s rest, combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques


Most SharpBrains readers understand the benefits of stress regulation, and also the benefits of sleep. Recommendations for sleep hygiene are well publicized. They include avoiding alcohol and stimulants like caffeine; sticking to regular bed and wake times (even if you don’t get enough sleep); exposing Read the rest of this entry »

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