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Virtual “Brain Games” roundtable: Why we can, and SHOULD, train our brains

brainGames_new seasonIn preparation for the new season of National Geographic’s Brain Games, starting this Sunday February 14th, their producers asked us to participate in a virtual roundtable around this thought-provoking question:

Do you think individuals can train their brain to respond in a particular way to certain situations, or do you think our brain’s innate “startle response” is too hardwired to alter?

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Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Era

How to har­ness neu­ro­plas­tic­ity and dig­i­tal tools to enhance work and life? Read the rest of this entry »

Innovative partnerships to improve health and life at scale

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Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), starting tomorrow and including this great session:

Wednesday November 18th, 2.30 – 4.00 pm. Innovative partnerships to improve health and life at scale.

In this grow­ing and rapidly evolv­ing cat­e­gory, there are mul­ti­ple oppor­tu­ni­ties for devel­op­ers to part­ner with large-scale orga­ni­za­tions look­ing for ways to improve health, per­for­mance and busi­ness out­comes. Dur­ing this ses­sion we will dis­cuss sig­nif­i­cant neurotech-related ini­tia­tives tak­ing place at large IT, pharma and auto­mo­tive firms, as well as universities. Read the rest of this entry »

Under what conditions does brain training work?

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), featuring this fantastic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 12.30 – 1.45 pm. Under what conditions does brain training work?

Despite ongo­ing con­tro­ver­sies, the evi­dence is clear: Some brain train­ing inter­ven­tions work, and some don’t. What explains the dif­fer­ence? What con­di­tions max­i­mize the prob­a­bil­ity of trans­fer into real-life ben­e­fits? Under­stand­ing these con­di­tions, as out­lined in The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, is cru­cial to sep­a­rate wheat from chaff.

  • Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Bruce E. Wexler, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University
  • Dr. Glenn Morrison, Director of Clinical Trials at Lumosity
  • Dr. Roy Hamilton, Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania

–> To learn more and register, visit the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th). 10%-off promo code: sharp2015

Lessons learned in bringing innovative solutions to market

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), featuring this fantastic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 10.00 – 11.30am. Lessons learned in bringing innovative solutions to market.

Suc­cess­ful inno­va­tors will dis­sect key mar­ket & tech­nol­ogy trends and suc­cess­ful mod­els to val­i­date and com­mer­cial­ize inno­va­tion, with a par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on how to cre­ate a loyal user base and gain main­stream dis­tri­b­u­tion via a diver­sity of channels. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond the US College student’s Brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th). Day 2 will start with this fantastic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 8.15 – 9.45 am. Beyond the US college student’s brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age.

Researchers and innovators in North America, Europe and India will explore the frontiers in applied research across the lifespan, from children to younger and older adults, helping make the case for truly personalized (or at least customized) brain development and brain health.

  • Chair: Dr. Olivier Oullier, Pro­fes­sor of Behav­ioral and Brain Sci­ences at Aix-Marseille University
  • Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works
  • Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO of Map My Genome
  • Tara Thiagarajan, Managing Director of Madura Microfinance
  • Dr. Miia Kivipelto, Head of Clinical Trials at the Memory Clinic, Karolinska University; PI of the FINGER study.

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At the frontier of Big Data and Brain Health

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), which will feature many fantastic sessions such as this one:

Tuesday November 17th, 2.30 – 4.00 pm. At the frontier of Big Data and Brain Health.

During this session we will explore cutting-edge initiatives to accelerate research & development via brain simulations and crowd­sourcing, and to improve user experience via data-rich pervasive neurotechnologies.

  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization
  • Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vice-president of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Institute
  • Dr. Peter Reiner, Co-Founder, National Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia
  • José Bar­rios, Co-Founder & CEO of Cognilab
  • Nikhil Sri­ra­man, IP Ana­lyst at SharpBrains

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