A Virtual Brain – The Benefits of Brain Modelling (Brain Blogger):
“Brain Blogger recently discovered that scientists are poised to deliver the first virtual simulation of the human brain from a truly fascinating talk by Dr. Randy McIntosh, Vicepresident of Research and Director of Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, presented at Read the rest of this entry »
During Expo Day at the The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit selected Summit Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions:
- Baycrest: Meet the new $100m+ Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, with Dr. Randy McIntosh, Read the rest of this entry »
Pioneers advancing health research, prevention and treatment helped us understand emerging best practices where Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ November e-newsletter, featuring 25 of the key reference materials that participants at the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit found most intriguing, in order of discussion during the Summit. Our deepest gratitude goes to Summit Speakers, Sponsors, and everyone who participated in our best conference to date!
- 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
If you registered to participate at the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, you can access all session recordings Here. If you didn’t register, you can purchase access here.
By: Alvaro Fernandez
What a fantastic, diverse, stimulating, forward-looking Summit we enjoyed last week. Thank you so much, everyone, for your participation and contributions!!
Special thanks go to the organizations at the leading edge who supported this unique event as Sponsors:
The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach.
|Fit Brains is a cutting-edge, brain-training program brought to you by Rosetta Stone, a premier learning company with leading products used by schools, business and government organizations, and millions of individuals around the world.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials.
The 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 that are most commonly involved in learning.
Baycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging, and will host the new $100m+ Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.
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.
Lumosity is a leading brain training company with more than 70 million members from 180 countries. Founded in 2005 and launched in 2007, Lumosity offers more than 40 games that are designed to challenge core cognitive abilities. Lumosity’s games are based on neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at academic institutions around the world.
brainHQ is a brain training system built by Posit Science to help people be at their best throughout their lives. Their team of experts designs, tests, and refines online exercises that effectively address cognitive issues related to healthy aging and other conditions.
CogniFit is a healthcare company specialized in brain fitness software. Since 1999, the firm has designed and developed computerized cognitive assessments and online brain training applications.
Peak, founded by a group of individuals from Google, Amazon and EA who believe in reinventing education through mobile, games and science. Lead by neuroscientists and cognitive learning experts, Peak develops mobile apps that enables users worldwide to improve their cognitive skills for a healthier, sharper life.
(If you did not register, you can track the proceedings, and contribute too, via Twitter: #sharpbrains2015)
Dear Summit participant,
Amazing couple of days…and there’s more 🙂
Here are the instructions to join Day 3–Expo Day today, starting at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Francisco, CA time)/ 11.15am Eastern Time.
–> Login Instructions for Registered Summit Participants
The Agenda for today: Read the rest of this entry »
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), which will feature many fantastic sessions such as this one:
Tuesday November 17th, 2.30 – 4.00 pm. At the frontier of Big Data and Brain Health.
During this session we will explore cutting-edge initiatives to accelerate research & development via brain simulations and crowdsourcing, and to improve user experience via data-rich pervasive neurotechnologies.
- Chair: Zack Lynch, Founder and Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
- Dr. Randy McIntosh, Vice-president of Research and Director of Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute
- Dr. Peter Reiner, Co-Founder, National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia
- José Barrios, Co-Founder & CEO of Cognilab
- Nikhil Sriraman, IP Analyst at SharpBrains
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