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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”)



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 »

Transcript: Alvaro Fernandez Answers Your Questions About Brain Training and Cognitive Enhancement

The most brain-friendly book discussion continued today. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask your Questions about Cognitive Enhancement across the Lifespan

Heads-up: the most brain-friendly book discussion continues today, and you can Send Your Questions to 7 recognized experts! These are the two next webchats in the series: Read the rest of this entry »

4 Essential (and Overlooked) Facts About Your Brain and Your Mind

NeuronsAn aspiring clarinetist begins by getting a sense of the way the instrument’s sounds are produced by the air she blows through it. A driver must be acquainted with various vehicle fundamentals, such as adding gas, accelerating, and reading the speedometer. It is no different with the brain. Maximizing your brain’s health and performance begins with a basic understanding of how it works and how it evolves across the lifespan.

The human brain evolved to help us operate in complex, changing environments by continually learning and adapting. Successfully doing so involves Read the rest of this entry »

Neuroeducation: Top findings to update education and learning

neuroeducationNeuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years (Innovation Excellence):

“To celebrate the progress of this monumental discipline, we have compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years..” Read the rest of this entry »

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