Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Icon

FDA clears two computerized cognitive tests to assist in medical evaluations following brain injury or concussion

impact testingFDA allows marketing of first-of-kind computerized cognitive tests to help assess cognitive skills after a head injury (FDA news release):

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of two new devices to assess a patient’s cognitive function immediately after a suspected brain injury or concussion. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric are the first medical devices permitted Read the rest of this entry »

New NFL concussion scandal: Is this the end of American football as a popular youth sport?

football_concussionsIn NFL, Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco (The New York Times):

“Now, an investigation by The New York Times has found that the N.F.L.’s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Smell tests to help detect brain injury and neurodegenerative ailments

smell_systemSmell Tests Could One Day Reveal Head Trauma and Neurodegenerative Disease (Scientific American):

“Name that smell—if you can’t, it could be an indicator of a problem somewhere in your brain. New research suggests that scratch-and-sniff smell tests could become Read the rest of this entry »

General Chiarelli: “We have a totally dysfunctional research system (for brain and mental health)”

Peter Chiarelli

General Chiarelli’s Brain Crusade (Politico):

“Soon after Peter Chiarelli became vice chief of staff of the Army in 2008, a subordinate showed him a bar graph depicting the number of soldiers determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be at least 30 percent disabled. The tallest column was on the far left. Read the rest of this entry »

Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing

brain-scan-impairedThis Man’s Brain Recovery Has Baffled Scientists And Provided Hope For Others (The Telegraph):

“…The odds of surviving a coma are notoriously hard to predict, brain injury being the most complex of problems afflicting the most complex organ in the body…In Lewis’s case, it took a village to rebuild his mind Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Health, Brain Injury Pioneers Receive SJBF Angel Awards

awardsToday, May 8th, 2014, we are pleased to recognize the following amazing people, from journalists to clinicians to brain injury survivors and their family members, with the Annual Sarah Jane Brain Foundation Angel Awards. These prestigious awards are Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To train your brain, work as a physician, air traffic controller, financial analyst, or similar

glass-brain

Glass Brain Project, courtesy of Adam Gazzaley @ UCSF

 

Time for Sharp­Brains’ April 2014 e-newsletter. If you’re looking for new thinking, research and tools to enhance lifelong brain health, let us suggest you’re in the right place!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

brain circuitsFinally, we want to thank the 65 readers of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness and Cómo invertir en su cerebro who have taken the time to leave excellent reviews via Amazon online stores (46 in the USA, 9 in Spain, 6 in the UK, 4 in Canada, and 1 in Mexico so far). Thank You! Gracias!

Everyone – have a great month of May,

The SharpBrains Team

Learn more & Register today at early-bird rates

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health

About SharpBrains

As seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more, SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking applied brain science. Explore our most popular resources HERE.

Search for anything brain-related in our article archives

Enter Your Email to receive Sharp­Brains free, monthly eNewslet­ter:
Join more than 50,000 Sub­scribers and stay informed and engaged.