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Update: 20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter,  providing a window into the ongoing brain health and neuroplasticity revolutions–plus some fun brain teasers. Happy reading and, for those of you in the USA, Happy Fourth of July, and for those of you in Canada, Happy Canada Day!

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Finally, some brain teasers:

Now Available — Lecture Recording: 25 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health

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On April 21st, 2016, three well-recognized experts discussed 25 fundamental facts around neuroplasticity, brain health, resilience, cognitive enhancement, Alzheimer’s prevention, brain supplements, brain training, meditation, neurofeedback, neurogenesis,  and more.

Available online from anywhere with an Internet connection, this 90-minute lecture recording provides participants with the must-know foundation to understand the value and the limitations of emerging brain science and related technologies, empowering them to navigate the growing stream of news articles, research reports and marketing claims. Click Here to Purchase and View Recording (20%-off discount code: SB20)

Upcoming webinar: 50 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health

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What will you be doing on Thursday April 21st?

We encourage you to join a fascinating SharpBrains webinar that day, and discover 50 core facts required to better navigate and apply latest brain science. Our distinguished Faculty–Dr. Robert Bilder @ UCLA, Tan Le @ Emotiv, Alvaro Fernandez @ SharpBrains–will clarify hot topics such as genetics vs. lifestyle, IQ vs creativity and resilience, left/ right brain hemispheres, cognitive enhancement, brain supplements, learning styles, brain training, meditation, neurofeedback, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, and more.

When: Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 10:30am-noon US Pacific Time/ 1.30-3pm US Eastern Time.

To Learn More & Register:

  • Click HERE (USD 50)
  • 20%-off discount code for the SharpBrains community: SB20

Cheers and let’s all become well-informed brain owners and brain health ambassadors!

Time to update the regulatory framework for cognitive enhancement–especially nootropics?

smart-drugs-nootropicsSeeking an edge, these brain hackers mix up risky chemical cocktails for breakfast (Stat):

“…A 31-year-old entrepreneur, Gutiérrez has thrown himself into the emerging movement of body hacking — or, more precisely, brain hacking. He’s a connoisseur of “nootropics,” a broad category that includes pharmaceutical drugs, dietary supplements, and do-it-yourself concoctions, all of them meant to turn the brain up a notch. Read the rest of this entry »

Brain training gains traction in Europe with Peak and Memorado funding rounds

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Brain training start-up Peak secures $7m Series A funding (startups UK):

“London-based brain training app Peak has closed a $7m Series A round led by Creandum – known for its early investment in Spotify – with participation from existing investors Read the rest of this entry »

Growing awareness of the opportunities and risks posed by pharmacological cognitive enhancement (aka “smart drugs”)

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More research needed on use of ‘smart drugs’ by healthy people (Medical News):

“Drugs such as methylphenidate and modafinil, marketed as Ritalin and Provigil respectively, are used by some healthy individuals in order to boost their cognitive performance, despite a general lack of knowledge about Read the rest of this entry »

Event, webcast today focused on ethics of cognitive enhancement and neurotechnology

PCSBI_seal_1Heads-up: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is hosting and live-streaming a great day-long event today, August 20th, including forward-looking discussions such as “Ethical Considerations in Cognitive Enhancement” and “Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnology.”

About the Commission: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) is an advisory panel Read the rest of this entry »

Learn more & Register today at early-bird rates

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

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