By: Alvaro Fernandez
In conjunction with the new National Geographic program “Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain,” coming this Sunday, November 15, at 9 pm ET, I was asked to provide my perspective on a very provocative question:
What if scientists were able to implant or erase memories? For some, like those suffering from PTSD this could be life-changing, or do you think this is scientific innovation gone too far?
The question is very timely. Read the rest of this entry »
This is your brain on retirement — not nearly as sharp, studies are finding (The Washington Post):
“Retiring at 55 and spending the rest of your life relaxing on the front porch may sound appealing, but if you want your brain to keep working, it’s probably not a good idea. Mounting evidence shows that staying in the workforce into old age is good not only for our bank accounts, but also for our health and mental acuity Read the rest of this entry »
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), which will include this fantastic session:
Tuesday November 17th, 10.00 — 11.30am. How to measure and improve brain-based outcomes that matter in health care.
Pioneers advancing health research, prevention and treatment will help us understand emerging best practices where targeted assessments and interventions can transfer into significant health and quality of life outcomes.
- Chair: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
- Dr. Madeleine S Goodkind, staff psychologist at New Mexico VA Health Care System
- Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
- Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring (ABM)
- Dr Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze
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By: Dr. David Rabiner
The use of ADHD meds without a prescription, i.e., nonmedical use, is a large and perhaps growing problem on college campuses nationwide. Although the percent of students who engage in nonmedical use of ADHD meds varies widely across different schools, rates exceeding 30% have been reported at some campuses. Read the rest of this entry »
The Neurotechnology Revolution
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12–1.30pm
A collaboration between
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and SharpBrains
Description: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life. Neurotechnology can be used to further understand the natural processes of the brain, study and treat neurological disorders and injuries, and enhance neural capabilities, resulting in increased human intelligence and efficiency. Outside of the realm of health, it can be used in social contexts to improve overall quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
You may have already seen in the news that the U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World (NPR):
“At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years Read the rest of this entry »
Our brain is at the core of everything we do, from the every-day decisions we make to the epic emotions we feel when we fall in love. And neurotechnologies–especially those that, being digital, are eminently scalable, and that, being non-invasive, pose few if any negative side-effects–are poised to become ubiquitous, pervasive. It shouldn’t be a surprise that individuals and institutions worldwide are spending over $1.5 billion a year in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based brain health solutions, or that non-invasive neurotech patent filings are soaring in number — from 800 in 2010 to 1,600 in 2014—showing variety of applications, from car-based sensors detecting and minimizing inattentive driving, to virtual reality systems discerning consumer’s cognitive and emotional responses, to audio headsets that can detect one’s mood and adjust music accordingly.
How can we harness the opportunity to better monitor and enhance our most precious asset–our brains and minds—and to improve our lives? Keep exploring the Summit Agenda