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ANNOUNCEMENT: Initial Speakers for 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Dec. 6-8th) — Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

2016sharpbrainssummit_logoWe’re thrilled to announce the first round of speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th). More to come…stay tuned! (and register soon to benefit from early-bird rates)

We can’t wait to discuss the latest work and insights from…

  • Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology & Neuropsychology at UCLA
  • Dr. Brian Iacoviello, Director of Scientific Affairs at Click Therapeutics
  • Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at The Bridge Builders Collaborative
  • Derek Luke, CEO of InteraXon
  • Dr. Eddie Martucci, CEO of Akili Interactive Labs
  • Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, Director of the Center for Digital Aging at the Davis School of Gerontology
  • Jessica Poulin, Managing Director of the Arrowsmith Program
  • Dr. Kenneth Kosik, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara
  • Margaret Moore, Co-Founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital
  • Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
  • Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Rita Carter, Science writer and BBC Contributor
  • Ruth Poliakine Baruchi, CEO of MyndYou
  • Dr. Sarah Banks, Head of Neuropsychology at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
  • Dr. Tej Tadi, CEO of MindMaze

Beyond the US college student’s brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age

Researchers and inno­va­tors in North Amer­ica, Europe and India explored the fron­tiers in applied brain research across the lifes­pan, from chil­dren to younger and older adults, help­ing make the case for truly per­son­al­ized Read the rest of this entry »

10 Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health

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30,000+ scientists and professionals gathered for the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago last month, proving the growing interest and activities to better understand the inner workings of the human brain, and to discover ways and technologies to enhance its health and performance.

Now, which of all those ongoing efforts are closer to touching our lives, to empower consumers, patients and health professionals? Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Combining EEG with augmented reality to reinvent brain-computer interactions

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DAQRI buys EEG tracker Melon to build out augmented reality helmet (MobiHealth News):

“Melon, the EEG-tracking headband company that raised nearly triple its initial goal in a 2013 crowdfunding campaign, has been acquired by DAQRI, an enterprise augmented reality company founded in 2010, Read the rest of this entry »

Top 14 Brain Fitness News in 2014: Research, Assessments and Training

BrainFitnessTrajectoryUnless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the growing interest in–and controversies around–the topics of brain fitness and brain training.

A little perspective may help separate the signal from the noise. Take a minute to think about the early years of the physical fitness movement. It took decades of conflicting research and confusing media coverage to finally spread the idea that daily life activities are far from sufficient to keep us physically fit. And, at the same time, to Read the rest of this entry »

Scaling up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Dou­glass Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foundation
  • Ariel Garten, CEO of InteraXon
  • Dr. Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource
  • Chair: Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

The next in wearables: Harnessing EEG for “the masses” to track and enhance mind fitness

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Is mindfulness and less stress worth $299? The Muse makes a case (review) (Venture Beat):

“The most interesting wearable I’ve used yet isn’t a fitness tracker or a superfluous smartwatch. It’s a connected headband that helps you focus your thoughts…

To put it simply, the Muse brings electroencephalography (EEG) technology, which detects brain activity, to the masses. 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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