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The future of personalized brain stimulation via enhanced cognitive-emotive profiles: Key neurotechnology patent #31

cognitive-emotive profiles

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,460,903

Today we highlight a fascinating 2008 patent describing how to combine a number of neurotechnologies (EEG feedback, TMS brain stimulation, monitoring/ training software) to help “upgrade” one’s cognitive-emotive profile.

U.S. Patent No. 7,460,903: Method and system for a real time adaptive system for effecting changes in cognitive-emotive profiles

  • Inventor(s): Jaime A. Pineda, Brendan Z. Allison
  • Technology Category: Hybrid
  • Issue Date: December 2, 2008

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘903 patent describes coupling neuromonitoring with brain activity inducing technologies by combining techniques including EEG brainwaves, TMS devices, and a set of software tools to enhance brain functionality in adaptive and durable ways, via upgraded individual cognitive-emotive profiles. Read the rest of this entry »

Next phase in the brain health revolution: Objective, physiological, and widespread measures of brain function

-- Credit: Marianne Meadahl, SFU

— Credit: Marianne Meadahl, SFU

Brainwaves could be the next health vital sign (ScienceDaily):

“Simon Fraser University researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor’s check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate measurement Read the rest of this entry »

NIH outlines global research agenda to tackle brain disorders–from cognitive impairments to depression and dementia

BrainDisordersLifespanHeads-up: There’s an excellent–and open-access– research supplement in Nature, result of an NIH-led effort to advance the global brain disorders research agenda.

Description: Infants are starved of oxygen during difficult births. Children’s cognitive function is permanently damaged due to malnutrition or exposure to infections or toxins. Adults suffer from Read the rest of this entry »

Neurotech initiatives in Switzerland aim at leapfrogging brain health care

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Tricking the brain into re-wiring itself (Swiss news):

“Swiss neuroscience start-ups and labs are finding novel hi-tech solutions to help patients despite a depressing global lack of treatments for brain disorders Read the rest of this entry »

On the convergence of neuroscience and electronic engineering

Brainfunction_electroniccircuitsTo understand the brain you need electronic engineers too (The Conversation):

“Electronic engineers are emerging as important contributors to understanding of the workings of the human brain.

There is a rapidly growing intersection between electronic engineering and neuroscience. Read the rest of this entry »

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