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Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning [1], so was quite excited  to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit [2] in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.

The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. Read the rest of this entry »

Personalize brain health and enhancement combining new imaging methods and human/ artificial intelligence

What kind of one-time or ongoing brain assessments can help pinpoint individual needs, and what role will intelligent assistants, human coaches and experts play in offering and supporting personalized care?

  • Chair: Nikhil Sriraman, IP Analyst at SharpBrains
  • Margaret Moore, Co-Founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital
  • Ruth Poliakine Baruchi, CEO of MyndYou
  • Ron Oberleitner, CEO of Behavior Imaging Solutions

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Meet these generous Sponsors of the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit — Thank you!

These are the world-class organizations whose support made the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit possible — Please join us in thanking them for their work and great contributions to brain health and innovation!

arpfThe Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Established in 1993, its mission is to make available information to empower people to build healthy brains based on lifestyle tools such as yoga, meditation and nutrition.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand is a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities that targets 19 areas of the brain that are most commonly involved in learning.

Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the USA, employing more than 50,000 dedicated and caring staff members in 29 hospitals and other settings, including home care and hospice, research facilities, long-term care, nursing registries, surgery centers, physician clinics and practices, laboratories and rehabilitation services.

baycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. Baycrest is using the power of inquiry and discovery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the quality of life of the elderly today.

BrainBaseline is the first iPad application for measuring how well your brain works. Developed by Digital Artefacts, it helps users worldwide understand how demographic factors and leisure activities impact overall brain health. Its new BrainBaseline Lab helps accelerate cognitive research. The apps, which includes dozens of tests, can be downloaded free on the iTunes store.

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector. Its focus is to facilitate the improvement of the patient experience for older adults living with dementia by fostering ground-breaking collaborations among leading global innovators and seniors’ care organizations in North America and around the world, by providing funding support to leading global innovators and seniors’ care organizations.

EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG). Our mission is to empower individuals to understand their own brain and accelerate brain research globally.

MindMaze has developed a breakthrough platform to build intuitive human machine interfaces combining virtual reality (VR), computer graphics, brain imaging & neuroscience, enabling exciting new applications in gaming, brain machine control, and healthcare.

Scientific Brain Training (SBT), is a leading group combining cognitive sciences and new technologies to serve organizations and individuals. Their solutions include tools for health care professionals to facilitate rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation programs for large insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

The Watson Centre for Brain Health has a mission to improve the lives of people who have suffered traumatic or acquired brain injury, or concussions. Therapies involved include a combination of the world-renowned Arrowsmith Program, mindfulness, and meditation to help clients increase brain function.

–> To learn more about the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and to access slidedecks and recordings, please click Here.

Webinar tomorrow Wednesday: Wire your brain for success

wire-your-brainSoulaima Gourani and Alvaro Fernandez will meet online and tell all you need to know on how to Train Your Brain For Success. Why? Because without a strong understanding of your brain, you will always be subject to your fears, emotions and limiting beliefs.

Sign up for this webinar and learn:

  • How to Get a Sharp Brain
  • How to Make good and rational decisions in your life
  • How to See what you do not see (biases)
  • How to design your future life and get to live the life you really want (it all begins in your brain)
  • And finally some brain facts (what you simply should know about the brain)

Learn more and register HERE.

The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) launches Disruptive Technology Initiative to shape the future of Neuropsychology

aacn_box-logoTechnological breakthroughs are creating enormous potential for the future of neuropsychology and triggering opportunities to create novel strategies for both assessment and intervention. Cognitive fitness is growing into a multi-billion dollar industry. Targets have shifted from diagnosis and treatment of established diseases to early intervention, prevention, and cognitive enhancement. Ubiquitous mobile devices enable both active and passive sensing of our cognitive and emotional states, and “the Internet of things” promises to Read the rest of this entry »

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