2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th, 2015)
“The SharpBrains Summit is unique in its impressive ability to unite a diverse collection of cutting-edge thinkers in a virtual conference that is shared globally without a hitch.” — Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF
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The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit featured over 30 of the world’s top scientists, innovators and experts working on better ways to monitor and enhance brain health, harnessing a range of emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies. The Summit, now in its sixth year, provides a vibrant and convenient forum to discover emerging trends and to discuss most pressing topics.
25 Key References to Navigate the Brain Health and Neurotechnology Revolution
- Alvaro Fernandez: 10 neurotechnologies about to transform brain enhancement and brain health
- Dr. Peter Delahunt: InGear Teen Drivers Training Program
- Dr. Ruth Wolever: 2015 Workplace Trends Report by Sodexo
- Danny Dankner: EU Grant — Advanced Cognitive Training System for Football Players
- Brig. General (Ret) Pete Palmer: Getting To A Good Enough Cognitive Shoe Size (downloads PDF)
- Dr. Madeleine Goodkind: Identification of a Common Neurobiological Substrate for Mental Illness
- Dr. Randy McIntosh: Baycrest to house the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
- Dr. Majid Fotuhi: Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters
- Michael Meagher: Development and evaluation of a self-administered on-line test of memory and attention for middle-aged and older adults
- Dr. Peter Reiner: Technologies of the extended mind: Implications for privacy of thought
- Dr. Graeme Moffat: ‘Wearable for the mind’ launches new era of brain research
- Dr. Jennifer Buss: Trends in Neurotechnology Report (downloads PDF)
- Connor Russomanno: OpenBCI Kickstarter campaign
- Alvaro Fernandez: Under what conditions can brain training work and BBC brain training update
- Tommy Sagroun: On CogniFit–Bayer partnership for MS patients (in German)
- Peter Freer: Jaguar Land Rover tech tracks brainwaves, heart, lungs
- Glenn Morrison: Groundbreaking Online Registry to Drive Brain Disease Research
- Nikhil Sriraman: Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business
- Anu Acharya: 10 Brain Transformers: A Poem
- Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa: A 2 year multidomain intervention of diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring versus control to prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people (FINGER) and Stress, Meditation, and Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention: Where the Evidence Stands
- Conny Lin: Cognitive Brain Training in Older Adults
- Joan Severson: Relationships Among Cognitive Function, Lifestyle, and Exercise After Cancer Treatment (ReFLECT)
- Alvaro Fernandez: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness
What participants said about past SharpBrains Virtual Summits
“Kudos for such a fantastic conference. The discussion about human vs. artificial intelligence and ethics was especially exciting.” — Rajiv Pant, Chief Technology Officer of The New York Times
“A perfect way to keep the pulse of 3 key innovation themes: mobile apps and wearables, consumer health, and applied neuroscience.” — Jack Young, Head of Qualcomm Life Fund
“I was impressed by the forward-looking yet practical discussion about enhancing human performance, involving such a range of cross-sector pioneers. A pleasure to be involved!” — Dr. Susan Jewell, President of the International Space Medicine Consortium
“I believe that cognitive function and brain science are the new frontiers in health promotion, and I know of no better resource than SharpBrains to explore the latest and what’s next. Excellent discussions and overall event.” — Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion
“Congratulations on convening such a compelling group of speakers and participants. The implementation was super high-quality and seamless. Nicely done!” — Eddie Martucci, VP Research & Development at Akili Interactive Labs
“Another impressive edition of the SharpBrains Summit. Unique combination of vision and lessons learned, of shared enthusiasm to engage and empower consumers thanks to emerging knowledge about the brain, of a strong zeal to achieve social impact without making misleading claims. Looking forward to next year!” — Keith Epstein, Senior Strategy Advisor at AARP
“A great way to gather current information on brain health from a variety of sources and to make new connections” — Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center
“It is incredibly hard to get such a diverse array of experts together in one “room” — Congrats on a great Summit” — Aki Nikolaidis, NSF Fellow at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana
“An impressive virtual convocation of leading scientists and developers and adopters of cognitive enhancement technology.” — Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience
“The SharpBrains team has done another fantastic job, producing the best brain conference available today.” — Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, President, Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
“Great combination of emerging research with real life case studies. It puts us several years ahead of what appears in more popular publication sources and conferences.” — Steve Zanon, Founder, Proactive Ageing
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual conference? The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is just like a physical conference — registered participants can access all presentations, ask pressing questions, and connect with speakers and fellow participants. The main difference is, no one needs to travel. Your learn and interact with others via your computer.
I wasn’t able to participate live in all sessions. Were they recorded? Yes, all sessions were recorded and available at no extra cost to registered participants. Access to the recordings (30+ Speakers, 15+ Hours) is also available for purchase Here.
What is “pervasive neurotechnology”? Non-invasive approaches that, given their cost and safety profiles, are easily scalable and can become ubiquitous. Check out this infographic for more.
Do you offer press passes? Yes, please contact us with details on your publication and idea.
Do you offer CEUs/ CMEs? We don’t. We do offer a Certificate of Attendance to those who request it.