Time for SharpBrains’ August 2014 e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of insights, science and technology reports…and this brain teaser to exercise your mental rotation abilities. Enjoy!
Finally, we encourage you to check out the excellent Agenda for the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). To chair the sessions, we now count on experts such as Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion, Zack Lynch, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, James Cavuoto, Editor and Publisher at Neurotech Reports, and journalists such as Patricia Marx, Staff Writer at The New Yorker and Maseena Ziegler, Author and Forbes Contributor.
Have a great month of September!
Philips, Accenture test brain-controlled system for ALS patients (Reuters):
“The Netherlands’ Royal Philips and IT consultancy Accenture are developing software to help people with neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, live more independently. Read the rest of this entry »
Personal Neuro Seeks to Combine Google Glass with EEG (Medgadget):
“What do you get when you mix Google Glass and EEG? That’s the question that the people at Ottawa-based Personal Neuro (Devices) are on their way to answering… Read the rest of this entry »
Heads-up: We just announced a new intelligence package aimed at education, health, gaming and technology executives and innovators.
“Many market reports provide little value for the money. This market report by SharpBrains is the precise opposite. Its wealth of data and analysis provides very valuable strategic and business development guidance to organizations at the frontier of health and wellness,” says Alexandra Morehouse, VP of Brand Management at Kaiser Permanente. Read the rest of this entry »
Heads up on a couple of good articles, one sharing great brain fitness tips based on the material discussed during our 2013 Summit, the other analyzing the growth of cognitive training service Lumosity.
7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain (Huffington Post):
- “3. Cross-train your brain. The saying “use it or lose it” clearly applies to brain fitness. It’s vital to constantly step out of your comfort zone. Read the rest of this entry »
By: David Coleiro
(Editor’s Note: this is Part 2 of the conversation between David Coleiro and Alvaro Fernandez on the future of brain health. You can read Part 1 Here)
There is now a growing toolkit of non-invasive technologies which can be used in brain training. Examples of these include: Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Open a weekend New York Times or Wall Street Journal and you’ll find a whole section with detailed information and advice for individuals looking to invest wisely. What you will not find, however, is comparable information and advice for investing in your most important asset of all: your brain. Precisely because it (usually) does its job so smoothly and effectively, it’s all too easy to forget that your brain is there and that it needs to be invested in just as with anything else we value and want to continue reaping benefits from. And with more than 2 billion people worldwide currently suffering from brain-based health and productivity challenges with a resulting global economic burden of more than $2 trillion, it’s also an issue of some importance.
We’ve made a lot of progress Read the rest of this entry »