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Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning [1], so was quite excited  to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit [2] in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.

The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. Read the rest of this entry »

50 Finalists from 37 countries shortlisted for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

global-teacher-prizeCongratulations to our Top 50 Finalists (Global Teacher Prize announcement):

“Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrading education with lifelong brain development in mind

Two researcher/ practitioners, involved in special and lifelong learning, explore emerging best practices to help schools, educators, parents, and older adults navigate and apply core findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience.

  • Chair: Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
  • Debbie Gilmore, Executive Director of the Arrowsmith Program
  • Susan Hoffman, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Study debunks the “earlier is always better” myth about brain development and cognitive training

teenagers_collegeGood News: You’ve Got a Better Brain Than You Think (Time):

“Getting older? No worries…When does our learning potential start to go soft? A new paper published in Psychological Science suggests that it might be later than we thought. Read the rest of this entry »

New “bionic hybrid neuro chip” to improve understanding of brain function by enabling high-fidelity, long-term recordings of brain cell activity

brain_chipNeuro Chip Records Brain Cell Activity (R&D):

“Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record 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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