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

holdingbrainDear reader,

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 »

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 »

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