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Keeping the Brain in Mind: IBM and MIT partner to upgrade cognitive computing

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IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare

“IBM Research and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to further develop the scientific field of machine vision – a core aspect of artificial intelligence Read the rest of this entry »

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) launches funding program to spark R&D and commercialization initiatives

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Up to $500,000 Available Through Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s Spark Program to Fund New Innovations (Baycrest press release):

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) announced today the launch of its Spark Program, an initiative designed to provide point-of-care workers in the healthcare delivery or service industry in North America with as much as Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Harnessing information and communications technology (ICT) to address mental health challenges affecting 700 million people today

Global mental healthMaking Mental Health a Global Priority (The Dana Foundation):

“Who hasn’t felt a sense of loss or detachment from our families, friends, and regular routines, or experienced nervousness and anxiety about changes in our personal and professional lives? Read the rest of this entry »

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On “ethical placebos,” Medicine, and Mind/ Body interactions: A book review

Cure_bookWhen I was 10 years old, I hated doing the dishes. In an attempt to talk my parents out of making me do this hated chore, I pretended to be ill by hanging my head, sighing, sniffling, and walking lethargically to my bedroom, all to no avail—I still had to do those dishes.

But, the next day, I woke up with the flu —a 104-degree fever and stomach pains to match. Boy, were my parents surprised! And, so was I. But, how many of us have had similar experiences, where our minds seemed to somehow impact our bodies in weird, unexplainable ways? How many of us have made doctors’ appointments only to watch our fevers drop or held our children close and stopped their coughing fits? Clearly, something is going on, isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

How to mea­sure and improve brain-based out­comes that mat­ter in health care

Pio­neers advanc­ing health research, pre­ven­tion and treat­ment helped us under­stand emerg­ing best prac­tices where Read the rest of this entry »

Key take-aways from the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

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Take-aways from 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Neurotech News):

“In November (17th-19th) SharpBrains held its Virtual Summit about “Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era.” The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is, as you might guess, a virtual (online) conference…The virtual summit had it’s own division of topics for grouping the different speakers (see agenda), but I’ll break it down in a different way here. I’ll break it down into the following 4 main categories:

  • 1. Brain & Cognitive Training
  • 2. Wearables, Consumer & DIY
  • 3. Brain Health (healthcare)
  • 4. Neurotech Field & Trends

Alvaro Fernandez started the conference by reminding us that we should keep in mind not to look at the field and the market as it is today, but how it will be in couple years from now. As illustrated beautifully in Read the rest of this entry »

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2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

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