By: Alvaro Fernandez
Heads up: these are some of my upcoming talks, starting tomorrow with a brief insight blast on Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind at the World Economic Forum on Latin America. If you’re a SharpBrains friend and speaking at/ attending any, please let me know so we can connect.
- April 23–25, Lima, Peru: Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind, at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013
- May 1–2, San Francisco: Think, Think, Think: Cognitive Gaming Platforms, at Neurogaming
- May 15–16, Toronto: The Web as a Gym for the Brain, at mesh13
- May 20, Washington, DC: Innovating for the 50+, at Aging 2.0
- June 12, Victoria, BC, Canada: How Can We Invest In Our Brains To Boost Innovation and Resilience, at the Conference Board of Canada’s Annual Council of Human Resource Executives
How will you be celebrating Brain Awareness Week next week (March 11th–17th , 2013)?
Here’s a suggestion: you can start watching, at a special 95% pricing discount, more than 25 hours of exclusive presentations from over 40 leading minds as they discuss the latest on applied neuroplasticity and brain health. These presentations, which took place during the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, shed light on some of the most important priorities for brain health today and in the future: Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Heads up: these are some of the talks I’ll be giving over the next few months. If you’re a SharpBrains friend and speaking at/ attending any, please let me know so we can connect.
> March 15–17, Los Angeles: Marriage of Science & Industry — How to create a sustainable business model that proves end-user value, at ESCoNS2 (Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society)
> April 1st, Boston: Health from the Neck Up, a guest lecture at Harvard extension course Mind, Brain, Health, and Education (MBHE): The Sciences of Development, Learning, and Well-being
> April 23–25, Lima, Peru: World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013
> May 1–2, San Francisco: Think, Think, Think: Cognitive Gaming Platforms, at Neurogaming
> May 15–16, Toronto: The Web as a Gym for the Brain, at mesh13 Read the rest of this entry »
“Up until now brain health has not been dealt with in a systematic way,” Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains CEO, toldMedical Device Daily. “It hasn’t been dealt with in a way that cardiovascular health has been in the last 40 years.”
He noted that there have been tremendous changes in the practice of cardiovascular treatment – but when it comes to the “brain health” market, changes in comparison have lagged consistently. But that is changing. Keep reading over at Medical Device Daily
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 »
To keep reading the infographic that summarizes our new market report, Transforming Health with Digital Tools to Assess, Monitor and Enhance Cognition across the Lifespan, click HERE.
NIOSH to Study Cognitive Loads on Underground Coal Miners (Occupational Health & Safety):
“NIOSH has published a notice outlining an interesting study it plans to undertake to understand the cognitive demands placed on underground coal miners by new safety devices they must carry, with the industry increasingly deploying wireless communication systems, personal dust monitors, and proximity detectors…
The physical burden is evident, but the cognitive effect may not be as clear,” Read the rest of this entry »